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MMA Fighter Cedric Marks Recaptured by Authorities After Prison Transport Escape, Nine-Hour Manhunt

A mixed martial arts fighter suspected of two murders had escaped from Texas police, only to be discovered hours later, squatting inside a rubbish bin.

Cedric Marks, 44, is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Jenna Scott and her friend, Michael Swearingin. They were found in a shallow grave last month.

Mr Marks escaped from a prison transport vehicle after it stopped at a McDonald's in Conroe, near Houston.

He is back in police custody and will face charges in Temple, Texas.

Mr Marks was arrested by US Marshals in Michigan last month on suspicion of breaking into Ms Scott's home in Temple, on 21 August, 2018.

Murder warrants were also issued for the fighter on Sunday after Ms Scott and Mr Swearingin's bodies were discovered on 15 January, the Associated Press reported.

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