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Escaped Prisoner Is Back In Michigan's Hands

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JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - A man who escaped from a Michigan prison in February is back in the state after no longer opposing his extradition from Indiana.

The Michigan Corrections Department says Michael Elliot is temporarily housed at a prison in Jackson while officials decide where to lock him up next. He was returned to the state Thursday.

Elliot was captured in Indiana on Feb. 3, about 24 hours after escaping from the Ionia Correctional Facility in western Michigan. He slipped under gates and made holes in fences to get away on Super Bowl Sunday.

The 40-year-old is a convicted killer serving no-parole sentences for four homicides in Gladwin County in 1993. He was referring to that case Thursday when he yelled, "I'm innocent," at the courthouse in LaPorte County, Ind.

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