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Extradition of convicted murderer turned down

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A court in Portugal has freed a convicted murderer after rejecting a request by the US to extradite him.

American-born George Wright was arrested in Lisbon after 41 years on the run since escaping from jail in the US in 1970.

He subsequently married a Portugese woman and acquired Portugese citizenship, preventing his extradition.