Her Majesty’s Prison inmate Germaine Sebastian escaped at around 11 a.m. Saturday when he was leaving the prison farm, but he was captured Monday night near Vanterpool Estate, Police Information Officer Diane Drayton said on Monday. 

Since being convicted of manslaughter in 2006, the 40-year-old has been serving a life sentence subject to review after 25 years. 

Before his recapture, he was last seen running towards Hawks Nest, and police had warned that he has close ties to people in East End where he last resided. 

Acting Assistant Police Commissioner St. Clair Amory said at the time that while some people might have sympathy for Mr. Sebastian,“It is vital for his safety and that of the public that he is quickly recaptured.” 

Mr. Amory added, “It is important that matters of verdicts and sentencing be appealed in court and not in the court of public opinion. Sebastian was in prison serving a sentence handed down by the court. Persons found facilitating or harbouring this escaped prisoner will be charged.” Police did not announce any related charges, however. 

On Monday, Prison Superintendent Guy Hill confirmed that the search was ongoing at the time, but he declined to comment further on the escape.


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