Fugitive killer manhunt stepped up

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Published: Sunday 28th June 2015 by The News Editor

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With one escaped prisoner shot dead, police hoped that the other one still on the run in a remote New York forest will quickly be worn down by lack of sleep, little food and another night of rain.

Richard Matt, who once vowed never to be taken alive, was fatally shot during an encounter with border patrol agents on Friday, almost three weeks after he and David Sweat staged an elaborate breakout from a maximum-security prison.

More than 1,200 searchers remained focused intensely on 22 square miles of thick forests and heavy brush around where Matt was killed.

“Anyone in the woods and on the run from the law, so to speak is not getting a full eight hours sleep, they’re not eating well and they have to keep moving,” Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill said of Sweat.

“He’s fatigued, tired, and he’s going to make a mistake.”

Published: Sunday 28th June 2015 by The News Editor

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