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Italy: fugitive serial killer captured in France

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NICOLE WINFIELD | December 20, 2013 09:15 AM EST | AP

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ROME (AP) — Italy's justice minister has announced that a serial killer who failed to return to prison after a two-day good-behavior pass has been recaptured in France.

Annamaria Cancellieri announced the news Friday just hours after she had briefed Parliament on the embarrassing escape of Bartolomeo Gagliano.

A justice ministry official said Gagliano was captured in Menton, France, just across the border from Italy on the Mediterranean coast.