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Escaped Saline County child killer in custody

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A Salina man who escaped from prison while awaiting sentencing for killing his girlfriend's 14-month-old son is back in custody.

Twenty-nine-year-old Antonio Brown called the U.S. Marshals office in Wichita Wednesday night to surrender, ending a search that began when he walked away from the Saline County jail Monday.

U.S. Marshals say Brown apparently arrived in Wichita Tuesday and turned himself in because he had no place else to go.

Brown pleaded no contest in January to first-degree murder and child abuse in the beating death.

Authorities say he walked out of a jail holding cell after it was opened by mistake and followed a transport vehicle out a garage door. Brown escaped the night before he was to be sentenced.