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Suspected Louisiana killer recaptured after jail escape, faked seizure and pepper spraying deputy: sheriff

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2024
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An escaped Louisiana jail inmate facing a murder charge was recaptured after he pepper-sprayed a deputy during a medical transport in which he faked a seizure and several injuries so he wouldn't have to be handcuffed, authorities said Tuesday. Leon Ruffin, 51, was found at the Trident Inn hotel in New Orleans following his Sunday escape, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said. He was taken into custody around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Ruffin appeared to be "locked up" in a hotel room, Lopinto said. "I don't think he had a really...

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