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The FBI believes it has finally arrested a New Jersey man, known as the "Mad Hatter," who is accused of robbing at least 18 banks since 2005 while wearing different hats. The suspect, James G. Madison, spent 18 years in prison for the 1986 murder of his live-in girlfriend.

"Although he's charged in one robbery, he's a suspect in as many as 18," Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark McCarren told a federal judge. McCarren requested that bail be denied.

In 1986, Madison, 50, was found guilty of killing Terry Wells by hitting her over the head with a lamp during an argument. Her body was found two months later in a suitcase that had been dumped in the Passaic River.

After serving 18 years of a 40-year sentence on his conviction of manslaughter, Madison was paroled in 2005 and began his bank robbery spree, investigators believe.

Madison was arrested Monday for only one robbery, a Bank of America branch located in a grocery store, that took place the day before. He was arrested in the parking lot of his apartment complex.

See Also:
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