Convicted murderer serving life sentence escapes in Alabama

Daniel Miner, who was serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole, went missing from a work release program Saturday in central Alabama.

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By Tim Stelloh

Officials are searching for a convicted murderer who escaped in Alabama over the weekend, authorities said.

Daniel Miner in a sheriff's photo.Marshall County Sheriff's Office

Daniel Miner, 43, who was serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole for a 1994 killing, escaped from a work release center Saturday evening, the Marshall County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Sunday.

The sheriff's office said Miner escaped at roughly 9:30 p.m. from the program near Talladega, in central Alabama.

The state Corrections Department, which operates the work release program, said in an inmate report that Miner was wearing a white prison uniform when he escaped.

Additional details weren't immediately available.