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What's it take to make the FBI's top 10 list?

Putting someone new on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List isn't a decision made in a day. After all, there is a line.

Registe, 25, is the latest addition to the list that's almost 60 years old. Started March 14, 1950, Registe was the 490th fugitive to make the dossier when his name appeared there Saturday.

Registe is wanted by the Columbus Police Department for the July 20, 2007, deaths of Randy Newton Jr., 21, and Bryan Kilgore, 20, who were found shot in the parking lot of Cross Creek Apartments.

Their execution-style slayings are one reason the FBI chose to put Registe on the list, said Jaclyn Zappacosta, FBI assistant special agent in charge.

"It actually is a competitive posting," Zappacosta said, adding a line of sorts exists of people "waiting" to become one of the top 10.

Registe made the list for several reasons, including the fact he's eluded authorities for more than a year, that the FBI believes the public can help find him and his criminal history.

The FBI Web site states Registe is wanted by police for an unrelated 2005 shooting in Columbus that resulted in a severe injury.

Since the list's creation, 459 fugitives have been found. Out of those, 150 were because of citizen's help, Special Agent Stephen Emmett said.

The shortest time someone has ever been on the list was two hours, Zappacosta said. The longest was close to 26 years.

Seventeen fugitives have been from Georgia and eight were caught in the state. Registe is the first from the Columbus area to make the list, Zappacosta said.

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