Fugitive arrested in Burbank more than a year after allegedly murdering girlfriend and her 4-year-old son in Arkansas

BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) -- One of the U.S. Marshals' 15 most wanted fugitives has been arrested in Burbank, authorities said.

Jory Worthen of Camden, Arkansas, is accused of killing his girlfriend and her 4-year-old son in that city on June 23, 2019.

Worthen was wanted on two counts of capital murder, and a $25,000 reward had been offered for information about his whereabouts. Whether anyone was eligible for the reward was not immediately clear.

U.S. Marshals apprehended Worthen in Burbank on Monday evening after confronting him at a motel, according to a statement from the agency. He was being held without bail in a Los Angeles County jail.

Authorities said Worthen had been living under a stolen identity for the past five months.
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