Prison escapee David Sweat spills details of botched plan, governor says – CNN

(CNN)Had everything gone as planned, prison escapees David Sweat and Richard Matt would have killed the husband of a prison worker before fleeing with her to Mexico, officials said.

Those are some of the details Sweat divulged to investigators from his hospital room in Albany, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

“They would kill (Joyce) Mitchell’s husband, and then get in the car and drive to Mexico on the theory that Mitchell was in love with one or both of them,” Cuomo told “The Capitol Pressroom” radio program. “And then they would go live happily ever after.”

But instead of a fairy tale ending, Sweat is in serious condition after getting shot twice during his capture in upstate New York. And Matt is dead after he was shot by police miles away.

The duo’s plan went awry the moment they popped out of a manhole near the Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6 — and discovered that Mitchell, a prison tailor who was supposed to be their getaway driver, didn’t show up, Cuomo said.

And that started a bizarre, improvised 22-day journey that almost ended with the escapees in Canada — not Mexico.

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