Earlier this week, the FBI crowed about capturing George Wright, who was convicted to killing a man during a NJ gas station robbery in 1962 and pleaded guilty, only to escape from prison in 1970, hijack a plane and demand a $1 million random before disappearing. Now, more details about his life before capture have been revealed, including the the fact that he was "known as 'Jorge the Painter,' a man who painted houses and did other odd jobs" in a small town 26 miles from Lisbon, Portugal and lived pretty openly.

A 2000 photograph of Wright (Noticias de Colares)

The NY Times reports, "He lived with his Portuguese wife and two grown children in a white-washed house with a yellow door and garden gate with a sign by the door naming it 'Casa das Escadas,' or 'House of the Stairs,'" A neighbor said, "This is a big surprise," who said he sometimes traded fish he caught for chicken from Wright.

Before moving to Portugal, though, Wright was in Africa: He lived in Guinea-Bissau, where he apparently lived openly and even knew U.S. Embassy officials there. Former ambassador John Blacken said, "All this was a big surprise, my goodness, murder and everything else No one imagined him being a murderer, of course we didn't know him that well. He seemed like an ordinary person and not radical at all."

The FBI traced Wright to Portugal when they ran his fingerprints in a database that had a fingerprint from Wright's Portuguese ID card. He's being held in Portugal until extradition; CBS News reports, "If a court grants his extradition to the U.S., Wright could appeal to Portugal's Supreme Court and then to the Constitutional Court, a process likely to last months." Still, his re-arrest relieved the daughter of the man killed in 1962: Amy Patterson told the Times it "felt like a burden had been lifted."