Texas 7 back behind bars after capture

A massive manhunt for the Texas Seven who broke out of a maximum-security prison in South Texas 40 days ago is finally over. Four of the escapees were captured Monday in the Colorado town of Woodland Park, a town village about 15 miles northwest of Colorado Springs. Another inmate, Larry Harper, committed suicide before being arrested. The final two, Patrick Murphy and former Bradyite Donald New-bury, were apprehended at a Colorado Springs motel Tuesday night. Newbury was arrested in Brady in 1998 after an armed robbery at a South Austin motel. His wife resided here but now lives in Marble Falls, according to news reports. All have reportedly waived extradition back to Texas where authorities have declared that all will be charged with capital murder for the Christmas Eve death of Irving police officer Aubrey Hawkins. A reward of over $500,000 had been offered for tips on the capture of the inmates. The Irving Police Department is in charge of deciding who will receive the money since several persons called in on the Woodland Park and Colorado Springs capture.

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