Police were able to track Bates down because he regularly checked his account from the same library. Authorities worked with MySpace and the library’s Internet service provider to track down the IP address and then staked out the inside of the library.The criminal received a 75-year prison sentence.
While on the run, Bates beat up an 88-year-old Estelle Ivey and caused her permanent eye damage.
Fugitive caught on MySpace
Posted on Tuesday, May 15 2007 @ 08:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck