January 3, 1992 |
An American businessman wanted for murder in Glendale tried to escape from prison Thursday but was captured by guards, an official said. The escape attempt could delay the extradition of John Barrett Hawkins, 28, to the United States. Hawkins will be tried in Italy first for trying to flee the maximum-security Buancammino prison, the jail's director said. Hawkins, former co-owner of the Ohio-based Just Sweats clothing firm, is wanted by Glendale police in a 1988 murder-for-insurance fraud.