SHERMAN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – A 71-year-old Connecticut man who has been a fugitive for nearly 50 years is expected to be permitted to live out the rest of his life in the state.

Prison officials in Georgia have accepted a plan to allow Robert Stackowitz to remain in Sherman if officials in Connecticut agree to supervise him.

Stackowitz was serving a 17-year robbery sentence at a prison work camp in Carrolton, Georgia when he escaped in 1968.

Norm Pattis, Stackowitz’s attorney, says he’s been led to believe that Connecticut will accept supervision.

Stackowitz had been fighting extradition due to his declining medical condition. He was arrested on May 9 as a fugitive from justice after applying for Social Security benefits.

If the terms are accepted, a parole supervisor would monitor Stackowitz until 2022.

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