NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have captured a convicted killer who they said escaped a Queens psychiatric facility.
Raymond Morillo, 33, escaped from the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village around 11:25 a.m. Tuesday by switching clothing with a friend who was visiting him, police said.READ MORE: Luciano Lewis Pleads Guilty In Deadly Stabbing Of Barnard College Freshman Tessa Majors
After the switch, both managed to walk out of the facility undetected, police said.
Morillo was apprehended around 10:30 p.m. Thursday inside the Greyhound Bus terminal in Memphis, Tenn. He’ll be held there until his extradition.READ MORE: 'Terrain's Very Difficult': Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie While Authorities Perform Autopsy On Body Believed To Be Gabby Petito
His alleged accomplice was arrested Wednesday and faces charges of criminal impersonation and obstruction of governmental administration.
Morillo served 15 years in prison for manslaughter and assault for shooting a man at the corner of 102nd Street and 37th Avenue in Queens in May 1998. He’s been confined to Creedmoor since completing his sentence.MORE NEWS: A 'Survivor' In More Ways Than One: Ethan Zohn, Winner Of 'Survivor: Africa', Raising Blood Cancer Awareness
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