The wife of captured American fugitive, George Wright,
didn't know he was a convicted murderer who was once
accused of hijacking a plane.
Maria do Rosario Valente told the Associated Press
she was shocked to learn of her husband's past.
Wright was captured last week near Lisbon,
Portugal; after 41 years of blissful living.
Valente says her husband told her he'd escaped from an
American jail but that he never told her he was a
convicted murderer or that he'd been accused of
hijacking a plane.
She also told TVI, she never believed her husband's
breaking out of jail story until now. "I didn't really
think much of it," she said. "I thought it was just a
The U.S. is now trying to extradite Wright to serve up to a
30-year sentence for a 1962 murder he committed in New Jersey.
The FBI says Wright was also part of a Black Liberation Army
group that hijacked a U.S. plane in Miami en route to
Algeria back in 1972.
Here's the thing... if someone you're dating, or in
Valente's case married to, flat out tells you they broke
out of jail, don't you want to know why? Don't you wonder
why you're still standing there asking questions?
My rear would be half way down the block by now.
When someone flat out gives you that kind of information
don't take it as a joke. Get on the horn. Do a paid
background check and look up records with the
Federal Bureau of Prisons. And, PS - get the hell outta
Call me crazy, but I don't get it. When did people start
lying to make themselves look bad?
And when did people think breaking out of jail was a cool
story to retell?
I really just don't get it.