You know, you really can't make this stuff up. There is no way that anyone responsible for the handling of this criminal didn't see this coming:
Convicted triple murderer Nikita Fouganthine, formerly Juha Valjakkala, was arrested in Saariselkä in Finnish Lapland, said Helsinki police on Sunday evening. The 42-year-old Fouganthine had been on the run from an experimental release programme for less than 24 hours.Police made the arrest on the basis of tipoffs from the public. Fouganthine and his wife were reportedly arrested in a stolen van after being chased by police for 30 kilometres. - Helsingin Sanomat
He was released in February on some sort of parole. The idiot could have just waited until September, where he could have just took off and not be concerned about the police wondering where he was. This is nothing new, given the number of escapes he has already attempted.
Valjakkala was given a life sentence for the murder of three people in Åmsele, Sweden, in 1988. He spent 19 years behind bars. He has made a number of escape attempts.In 2004 he failed to return from a prison furlough, and in 1994 he escaped with a hostage. Other escape attempts took place in 2004, 1997, 1991 and 1989. News of the experimental release programme was met with dismay and anger in Sweden. - Helsingin Sanomat
The Finnish prison system thought that less than 20 days additional prison time was the price he had to pay for four previous escapes, one kidnapping and at least one stolen car. Don't expect him to get much more than a revocation of his parole, until about August or September when you can bet that they will let him loose to prey upon the people once again. Keep in mind that this guy killed three people a couple months after being released from prison. If he can't follow some simple instructions in order to stay out of jail, then he deserves to stay in jail. (Forgetting that he is a murderer and should have never been let out of prison.) Finns, really don't have too much to fear, because this guy keeps trying to get out of the country. Maybe the Finns should let him. It would give another country a chance to finish the job.
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