An incarcerated felon who escaped in early September after he was taken to UPMC Mercy for chest pains was apprehended by Pittsburgh police Oct. 2, state police said.
Less than 12 hours after being admitted to the hospital, Kenneth Killer, 45, left his room Sept. 5, struggled with security and ran from the property toward the Hill District, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Robin Mungo said.
Pittsburgh city police in Zone 2 captured Killer on Wednesday, and he has since been lodged in the Allegheny County Jail, awaiting an Oct. 17 preliminary hearing, Trooper Mungo said.
Before his hospitalization, Killer had been held for drug charges at the Renewal Community Corrections Center. State police characterized Killer as having "an extensive criminal history."
Lexi Belculfine: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc. First Published October 8, 2013 3:21 PM