Richard Matt David Sweat
Two convicted murderers have escaped from the Clinton Correctional facility. The two men, Richard Matt and David Sweat, were discovered missing Saturday morning, 5 Jun 15. They used power tools to escape the maximum-security prison located near the Canadian border in Upstate NY, about a 4 hour drive from Syracuse. Both men are serving life sentences without parole.
David Sweat murdered a Broome County sheriff's deputy, Kevin Tarsia, in 2002. Dep. Tarsia was killed when he approached Sweat and his two accomplices after they burglarized a gun shop.
Richard Matt is serving 25 years to life for the beating death of North Tonawanda businessman William Rickerson. Matt tortured and beat the 76-year-old before killing him.
Of course the there is incompete information as the investigation continues, but the question springs to mind, HTF did these two mooks use power tools to bust through steel reinforced concrete walls?
My two cents: someone was paid to look the other way.
They cut through a big steel pipe and crawled inside it until they found an access cover to escape through. More here.
8 Jun 15
A female DOCCS employee is being questioned regarding the escape. Story here.