Convicted child killer caught; was on lam since 06

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Updated: 10/31/2013 8:28 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials say they've arrested a convicted child killer who's been avoiding parole officers since 2006.

The state Division of Parole & Probation announced Wednesday they'd caught up with 59-year-old Eric William Zessman in Las Vegas. He was arrested after jumping over walls in an attempt to flee officers, and was booked in jail Monday night on parole violations.

State officials say Zessman was convicted of 2nd degree murder in 1976, after his 6-month-old son was found starved to death in a car parked near a Carson City casino.

Zessman was first paroled in 1981, and became a fugitive or committed new crimes during each of his six releases.

Authorities say they were tipped off to Zessman's whereabouts when a caller reported he was abusing an elderly woman.

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ggnat4 - 10/31/2013 12:59 AM
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Poor little lamb. Why didn't the meanie just go on the "lam" like everyone else?

82rgu - 10/30/2013 11:54 PM
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On the "lamb", huh. I wonder if that's why they finally got him.

82rgu - 10/30/2013 11:53 PM
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On the "lamb". Seriously?

oldguyincc - 10/30/2013 10:38 PM
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Well, good. They finally caught him. Now, how long before he gets paroled again? A day for in-processing. A day for cell assignment. And a day as punishment. So, 3-5 days max before he is back on the street. A man starves his 6 month old child, and is granted parole. And he also skipped or commtted crimes while suffering through another 5 paroles. I think they've been putting the wrong person in jail. How about investigating the State of Nevada Division of Parole and Probation? This guy should have been eligible for the "Three Strikes and In For Life".

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