A murderer placed just last week on the U.S. Marshal’s 15 Most Wanted list is now in custody — thanks to a segment on Friday morning’s Live! with Regis and Kelly.
‘America’s Most Wanted‘ host John Walsh appeared on Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa’s show to promote the 1000th episode of his FOX series, set to air Saturday; during his Live! segment, a ‘Wanted’ promo aired, featuring the case of fugitive killer Albert James Turner Jr..
Within hours of the Live! broadcast, a viewer tip led to Turner’s incident-free arrest Friday morning at a Concord, N.H. mall.
A former state corrections officer, Turner stabbed his wife Keitha Turner and mother-in-law Betty Joe Frank in Texas on Dec. 27, 2009; several of his children witnessed the crime. Turner had been on the run ever since.
“Thanks to America’s Most Wanted and a viewer tip, Turner will now get a different perspective of what it is like to be in a prison,” John F. Clark, Director of the U.S. Marshals Service, said in a statement. “The fact that he committed horrible crimes in front of his children makes his capture even more satisfying.”