posted on Jun, 29 2015 @ 07:22 AM
The story is pretty much straight out of Shawshank Redemption (a label applied by the media in fact): two prisoners used hand and power tools to break
out of prison in New York. Saw blades were allegedly smuggled in by a prison worker. Guards may have given the two prisoners information that aided in
One prisoner was killed last week, the other one was shot and captured yesterday after making it nearly 40 miles in 22 days. When captured he was
about 2 miles from the Canadian border. David Sweat, the man captured yesterday, was convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy in 2002 by shooting him
15 times, including twice execution style, and running over the deputy with a vehicle after the initial gunfire.
Richard Matt was convicted in the 1997 robbery, kidnapping, and murder of his 76 year old boss. Matt and an accomplice tortured the victim in an
effort to get him to reveal where he kept his money.
A New York State Police Sergeant discovered Sweat hiding near a barn. Sweat fled and the sergeant gave chase, shooting Sweat just before he reached a
The investigation into the escape is ongoing, but so far at least one prison worker has been charged with aiding the fugitives (by supplying saw
blades) and her husband has been under increasing scrutiny as well.
Crazy, crazy story.