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SA cop killer gets more jail over escape

AAP logoAAP 19/12/2016

A man who killed a police officer more than 30 years ago has time added to his prison sentence for escaping custody in Adelaide.

Gordon Marshall, 48, fled from staff at a pre-release centre north of Adelaide as he was returning from day leave in July.

He was detained outside the city's main court complex in the CBD the next day, putting the building in lockdown for a short time.

The District Court sentenced him on Monday for being unlawfully at large, adding nine months to his existing prison term.

The Northfield facility that he escaped from houses prisoners in their final months before they are released into the community.

Jailed initially for shooting dead a police officer in 1985, Marshall was released on parole in 1996 but was jailed again in 2008 over further offending.

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