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Andrew Luster on Way Back from Mexico to Los Angeles

Aired June 19, 2003 - 12:43   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: I want to go to Los Angeles, because our Charles Feldman is standing by there. He's got a breaking story he's following.
Charles, update our viewers what's going on?

CHARLES FELDMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Wolf. Hi, yes, we've learned through a reliable source that Andrew Luster is now on the way back from Mexico to Los Angeles. We're told that he left Mexico not too long ago, is airborne, will arrive, we are told, at LAX around 12:30 Pacific Time.

At that point, it's unclear if he's going to be taken directly to a state prison, where he'll serve out a 124-year sentence for his conviction on raping and drugging three women in California, or if he has to go before a judge. We're checking that out, and we'll let you know as soon as we know which of the two it will be.

But we are told, once again, that Andrew Luster, who has been a fugitive for quite some time, but who you may recall was captured only yesterday in Mexico, where he was tracked down by a bounty hunter, and then, ultimately, by the FBI, we're told that he is now airborne, out of Mexico and will be back in Los Angeles in a matter of hours, and then will serve out his 124-year prison term -- Wolf.

BLITZER: All right, Charles Feldman, doing what he often does here on CNN, breaking news for us. Thanks, Charles, we'll be checking back with you as well.

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