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Fugitive Lester Eubanks to be featured in new Netflix series

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Posted at 9:06 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 21:06:24-04

CLEVELAND — U.S. Marshals have a new tool to heat up a cold case.

A Netflix show is putting the spotlight on Ohio fugitive Lester Eubanks.

He was convicted of killing 14-year-old Mary Ellen Deener in 1965. A jury convicted him and sentenced him to death. In 1972, his sentence was commuted to life in prison.

On December 7, 1973, Eubanks was allowed to go Christmas shopping in the Columbus area with other inmates. Eubanks never returned.

He has been on the run for nearly 46 years.

Eubanks' story will be featured on the Netflix show "Death Row Fugitives."

Marshals are hoping his appearance on the show will generate new tips to make an arrest.

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of Lester Eubanks. Call 1-866-4WANTED. Tips can remain anonymous.

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