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Convicted murderer Norman A. Porter Jr. escaped from a Massachusetts prison 20 years ago and reinvented himself as J.J. Jameson, a poet, church leader, and helper of the homeless in Chicago. He returned to New England on March 23 to face a felony charge of escape, along with one of two life sentences he received for the murders of a clothing store clerk and a Middlesex County jailer in the early 1960s.  <img src ='http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif' alt='' title='' height='9' width='4' border='0' /> <a target='new' href ='http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/03/24/20_year_fugitive_returned_to_state'>Story
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20-year fugitive returned to state
Convicted murderer Norman A. Porter Jr. escaped from a Massachusetts prison 20 years ago and reinvented himself as J.J. Jameson, a poet, church leader, and helper of the homeless in Chicago. He returned to New England on March 23 to face a felony charge of escape, along with one of two life sentences he received for the murders of a clothing store clerk and a Middlesex County jailer in the early 1960s.  Story
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