Police: California fugitive wanted to see wife one last time

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the suspect in a California revenge killing went on the run for a month and finally turned himself in at a small town in Oregon after saying goodbye to his wife.

Police in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Concord say Terrance Boyd Dixon fled north to Bandon, Oregon, where his wife lived so he could hug her one last time.

The East Bay Times reported Saturday that Dixon is suspected of beating 64-year-old Michael Downie to death with a fireplace poker.

Detectives say Downie had told friends he was afraid of Dixon seeking revenge because his testimony in a decades-old case had sent Dixon to prison.

Dixon will be returned to Contra Costa County, California, where he could face a murder charge. It wasn’t known Sunday if he has an attorney.


Information from: East Bay Times, http://www.eastbaytimes.com

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