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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Convicted killer escapes east Oklahoma prison

  • Authorities are searching for a convicted killer who escaped from a prison in eastern Oklahoma.
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  • Authorities are searching for a convicted killer who escaped from a prison in eastern Oklahoma.
     
    The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says 29-year-old Jason Bales was last seen at about 7:15 a.m. Monday at the Mack Alford Correctional Facility in Stringtown.
     
    He's serving a sentence of life without parole for the 2006 killing of his girlfriend's mother, Stepheny Glass. Authorities say Glass was strangled before her body was doused with acid and buried in a shallow grave in southwest Oklahoma City.
     
    A jury convicted Bales of first-degree murder.
     
    Authorities say Bales stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 196 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

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