Convicted murderer escapes from Orlando facility

Published On: Feb 06 2013 03:23:46 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 07 2013 07:27:52 AM EST

Authorities in Orange County continue to search for a man incarcerated on two counts of third-degree murder who escaped from ...


Authorities in Orange County continue to search for a man convicted on two counts of murder who escaped from a work release facility.

Richard Weber, 32, served a six-year sentence for two counts of third-degree murder in state prison, but was serving time at the work release facility on two charges for possession of marijuana over 20 grams and possession of a controlled substance.

Weber didn't return to the Bridges of Orlando, a private company located on Mercy Drive just south of West Princeton Street, on Monday night, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

Weber was working as a telemarketer and living at the center, which houses 261 people and puts 151 people to work.

A representative with the program told Local 6 that Weber was almost finished serving time on his marijuana charge and was set to be released in June.

The Florida Department of Corrections said Weber was the getaway driver for a felony murder case involving the death of Frank Grayson and his girlfriend in 2000 in Orange County. He was given six years of state prison, which he did complete.

Weber was described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and about 180 pounds.  He has several tattoos, including a nude woman on his stomach.

Anyone with information about Weber's whereabouts is urged to call police.

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