Murderer walks away from prison, grabs a taxi

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Nathan Taylor, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:54 PM ET

ORILLIA, Ont. — Cops have arrested a murderer who walked away from prison over the weekend and hailed a taxi to a casino.

Luigi Boni, who was serving a life sentence at Beaver Creek Institution in Gravenhurst, Ont., for second-degree murder, was arrested in Barrie, Ont., Tuesday.

He left Beaver Creek illegally Sunday and took a taxi to Casino Rama, police said.

Cops made contact with Boni and arranged to have him turn himself in.

Boni, who was also serving time for theft, break and enter, robbery and impaired driving, has now been charged with escape from lawful custody.

The perimeter at Beaver Creek, a minimum-security institution, is "defined, but it's not controlled," said assistant warden Annette Allen.

An assessment concluded Boni was a minimum risk, which is why he ended up in a minimum-security prison, but that will likely change, said Allen.

The Correctional Service of Canada and the Beaver Creek Institution are investigating the escape.

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