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Two Convicted Murderers Escape Prison in Upstate New York



Prisoners Escape New York Prison BellaNaija

Two convicted murderers on Saturday escaped a New York Maximum security prison near the Canadian border.

It is suspected that the individuals may have gotten help both from inside and outside the prison, Fox News reports.

Sources say the pair used power tools to escape from prison, and investigations revealed that it probably took days to cut through steel walls and pipes and break through the bricks. As a result, authorities say they undoubtedly had help, as it would be impossible to carry out such drilling without anyone noticing. Once they got outside the prison, the disappearance was very swift, leading investigators to conclude that they had outside help.

The state of New York is offering a $100,000 reward for any information that leads to the capture of the escaped prisoners.

According to reports, the prisoners are: “David Sweat, 34, who was serving a sentence of life without parole for the 2002 killing of a sheriff’s deputy. Richard Matt, 48, who had been sentenced to 25 years to life for kidnapping, killing and dismembering his former boss in 1997.”

The prison the jailbreak occurred in, “Little Siberia” is said to house nearly 3,000 inmates, guarded by about 1,400 correction officers. It is surrounded by farmland and forests, and is only about a 45-minute drive by car to Montreal.

This is the first jailbreak in the facility’s history.

Photo Credit: CNN


  1. EllesarisEllendil

    June 8, 2015 at 11:54 am

    American Prisoners escape in New York, I’m sure this affects me here in Lagos, not just sure how…………………………….

    • ATL's finest

      June 8, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Hahahha lmao!Ok

  2. Trudy

    June 8, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    OMG.. Its only 45mins from Montreal. I live in Montreal. This is scary

    • Cee

      June 8, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      Yea, because they will come look for you in Montreal right?

    • Trudy

      June 8, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Yes, and maybe look for your family members too. Idiot. Did I say I was scared for myself? I had de whole city in mind. Salope salle!

  3. Dancing Queen

    June 8, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Chaiii see reward levels!!!!!

    • deb

      June 8, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      e reach o! did you read what crimes they were convicted of? killing and dismembering things, God have mercy!

  4. @edDREAMZ

    June 8, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
    Somebody let them out abeg and no one escape, so i no fit believe all this story abeg…

  5. JK

    June 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    No smoke without fire!!
    Corruption exist everywhere!

  6. Ebony

    June 29, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    I could have sworn dismembering was involved.

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