2 convicted killers taken into custody Fla.

2 convicted killers taken into custody Fla.

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By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and MELISSA NELSON Associated Press

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- With two convicted killers back in custody, authorities say they are seeking to find out who made the phony court documents that led to their mistaken release and rocked Florida's judicial system.

Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, both 34, were captured Saturday night without incident in Panama City Beach. Hours earlier, their families had held a news conference, urging them to surrender.

"Now that we have them in custody, we're hoping to get something from the interviews with them," Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey said.

Jenkins and Walker were both serving life sentences at a Florida correctional facility before they walked free without anyone realizing the paperwork, complete with a judge's forged signature, was bogus. The documents seemingly reduced their life sentences to 15 years.

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