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Escaped Idaho killer captured in Spokane

An escaped killer from Idaho was arrested in north Spokane today. 

Kelly Renee Norton, 44, walked away from the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center Sunday night, according to the Idaho Department of Correction.

She was arrested at Francis Avenue and Division Street about 10 a.m. this morning after detectives got a tip from Pocatello police.

Norton was sentenced in 1994 to a 10- to 20-year sentence for second-degree murder in Washington County. She also was convicted of drug possession.

Norton has been at the prison's community custody unit since Oct. 9.

The unit is outside the main prison fence and houses minimum security inmates "who regularly work in the community," according to the Idaho Department of Correction.

Authorities think Norton walked from the facility to a waiting vehicle.




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