CASPER, Wyo. (AP)
A convicted murderer who walked away from a Wyoming work release program in February is back in the state following his capture in Canada. Shannon Parazoo, 43, and his stepson, Alonzo Durgin, 28, were returned to the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins on April 10, officials say. Parazoo and Durgin walked away from the Casper Re-Entry Center on Feb. 9. Together with Parazoo’s wife and two children, they traveled to Montana and Canada. The two men were arrested in British Columbia. Parazoo was seven months away from finishing a prison sentence of from 20- to 30 years when he walked away from the center. In 1985, Parazoo was arrested and charged with the murder of a Gillette man who had been beaten and left unconscious near the Natrona County line. The man died of hypothermia. Durgin was convicted of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault in 1997. Sgt. Mark Sellers of the Natrona County Sheriff’s Department said both men will be taken to Casper in the next few weeks to face escape charges. A conviction on state escape charges carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.