Families ask escaped Fla. killers to surrender

Associated Press
This undated combo of photos provided by the Florida Department. of Corrections shows Joseph Jenkins, left and Charles Walker. Walker and Joseph Jenkins were mistakenly released from prison in Franklin County, Fla., in late September and early October. According to authorities, the the two convicted murderers were released with forged documents. A manhunt is under way for the two men. (AP Photo/Florida Department. of Corrections)

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The family members of two convicted killers mistakenly freed from prison with bogus paperwork are urging the two men to turn themselves in.

Lillie Danzy is the mother of Charles Walker, one of two felons serving life sentences who left the Franklin Correctional Institution using forged documents.

During a news conference Saturday, Danzy tearfully asked her son to surrender to someone he trusts and who can bring him back safely.

Henri Pearson also spoke. The self-described father figure to escaped inmate Joseph Jenkins said he thought Jenkins' release was legitimate. He said he picked Jenkins up from jail and drove him around to visit family.

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