New Zealand report describes missteps that allowed fugitive killer to escape to Brazil

October 1, 2015 4:26 AM

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A convicted murderer and child molester was able to flee to Brazil while on temporary release from prison because corrections staff didn't contact the man he was supposed to be staying with and border officials didn't have a comprehensive system to identify criminals, according to a New Zealand government report.

The report released Thursday highlights a number of embarrassing missteps and shortcomings it says were links in a chain that allowed the escape.

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