Gene Palmer, the guard arrested in connection with the inmate escape from maximum security prison earlier this month, has waived his right to a felony hearing.
Remaining prison escapee David Sweat was shot by a state trooper and taken into custody on Sunday. Authorities are keen for answers.
Richard Matt died from severe skull fractures and brain injuries after three gunshots to the head, according to his autopsy report.
Authorities continued their search Saturday for the lone surviving escaped convict on Saturday, expanding their search to a 22 square mile area south of Malone.
While searchers detected movement as they searched for a killer, it was a cough that sealed Richard Matt’s fate. He never even got to fire a shot, nor did he say a word, before his death.
Police have shot and killed escaped murderer Richard Matt and are close to closing in on David Sweat
The temporary attorney for the guard who has been arrested in connection with the escape has cryptically alluded to a “true story” coming out once the case makes its way through the courts,
Gun-owners disagree with official's take on cabins and weapons
Following speculation that David Sweat and Richard Matt may have found a shotgun from a hunting cabin, some weapons owners call the scenario unlikely.
CO's attorney: 'I'm shocked by charges'
Clinton Correctional Facility officer Gene Palmer has officially been charged in connection with the escape of two inmates for the maximum security prison almost three weeks ago.
Gene Palmer, an officer at Clinton Correctional who was suspended last week, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the escape of two inmates earlier this month.
The pair of escaped convicts may be armed, warned state police, who said the owners of the cabin where one of the men was sighted failed to take inventory of their weapons.
The hunt for David Sweat and Richard Matt, despite the first solid lead in more than two weeks, continues as officials face challenging environmental conditions.
NYSP, DEC called in about unruly passenger
The daily southern stop of Amtrak's Adirondack run was interrupted June 24 as New York State Police and Department of Environmental Conservation authorities were called in.
Hundreds of investigators continued to search the dense woods around Mountain View on Tuesday in the search for the two murderers.
As authorities zero in on the trail of the convicted killers in this remote swath of Franklin County, residents sound off on unanswered questions and the spectacle of it all.
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