Escaped NZ murderer recaptured in Brazil

November 13, 2014 5:36 AM

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Escaped NZ murderer recaptured in Brazil

A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil is now in custody, New Zealand police say.

Phillip Smith, 40, was arrested in a hostel in Rio de Janeiro by Brazilian police. He is expected to be extradited or deported.

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