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Cadeddu’s tray pod, on display at the Canadian Penitentiary Museum in Kingston, Ontario, which is well worth a visit.
But Cadeddu’s freedom was short-lived. Less than three months after his
escape, he was captured by police after having returned to a life of crime.
He was eventually sentenced for a number of offences committed after his
escape, includng robbery of a Hamilton bank of over $100,000, dangerous
use of a firearm, four counts of breaking and entering and, of course, unlawfully
being at large. He was returned to Millhaven, having collected a further
17 years on top of his earlier life sentence.
During his second stint at Millhaven, Cadeddu became chairman of the
inmate committee and was quoted in a 1981 Toronto Star article as saying:
“From day one in here I was thinking of getting out … The earliest I can see
the parole board is 1986, and with the extra sentences I have had, who’s to
say I’ll get anything.”2
1. For articles detailing Cadeddu’s escape and the
(14 July 1980); “Convicted Killer Remanded”,
events that followed, see Correctional Service
Canada, Let’s Talk, vol 5, no 13 (15 July 1980) at 4;
“Crowds Cheer Killer’s Capture”, The Ottawa Journal
The Lethbridge Herald (2 August 1980), A2; Toronto
Star (17 February 1981), A16.