Danbury judge gives fugitive Robert Stackowitz temporary reprieve
A fugitive who was hiding out in southwestern Connecticut for nearly five decades learned Monday that he won't have to go back to prison yet.
A Danbury judge gave Robert Stackowitz a temporary reprieve while his lawyers try to convince authorities that he should not be extradited back to Georgia.
Stackowitz admitted that he escaped from a prison in Georgia back in 1968. He was serving a sentence for a forcible robbery.
Since then, he has spent the last 48 years living a quiet life in Sherman, Connecticut.
Stackowitz is currently confined to a wheelchair. His lawyer says that he suffers from kidney failure, and that sending him back to Georgia would be tantamount to a death sentence.
Stackowitz is scheduled to be back in Danbury court on Aug. 1.