Convicted murder allegedly walks away from Arkansas prison - KMOV.com

Convicted murder allegedly walks away from Arkansas prison

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By Daniel Greenwald By Daniel Greenwald

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Arkansas' corrections system, which is looking for a murderer who walked away from a work detail, said Monday it isn't unusual for a killer to enjoy a special status that lets convicts perform tasks on either side of the prison fence.

Timothy "Bo" Buffington, 47, disappeared Saturday night from outside the Pine Bluff Unit. Buffington was serving a 20-year sentence for first-degree murder and would have been eligible for release in four years, Correction Department spokeswoman Shea Wilson said.

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