Camden fugitive arrested in Florida

January 24, 2008 7:57:00 PM PST
An alleged murderer who fled after being released from Cooper University Hospital on Sunday has been arrested in Florida. Twenty-six-year-old Ernest Lawrence of Camden is charged with stabbing 19-year-old Jennifer Lane to death on January 8th.

Lawrence was wounded in the attack and was treated at Cooper. The hospital said it was not notified that Lawrence was a suspect and released him on Sunday.

Lawrence was apprehended at the airport in Fort Lauderdale today. Authorities believe he was headed for Jamaica.

The county prosecutor says Lawrence's release was an apparent miscommunication and may review the case.


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