One of the New York Prison Escapees, Richard Matt, Is Fatally Shot

Richard W. Matt, one of the convicted murderers who staged an elaborate escape from New York’s largest prison nearly three weeks ago, was killed on Friday in a burst of gunfire by federal agents, two people with knowledge of the situation said.

The shots rang out as law enforcement officers zeroed in on an area of remote terrain in Franklin County, near where investigators discovered evidence in two hunting cabins that indicated the missing inmates had been there. The fate of the other inmate, David Sweat, was unclear.

David Sweat, left, and Richard Matt.

David Sweat, left, and Richard Matt.

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  • andycanuck

    Malone, NY is just down from Cornwall so, on the bright side, the other guy is closer to Montreal than (west-end) Toronto.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I wish there was no Sweat.

    • andycanuck

      And Matt is lying flat.

  • Lloyd Snauwaert

    No Shawahank ending eh..?..

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Am I missing something or do you need an edit?

      • Clink9

        Shawshank?

      • Lloyd Snauwaert

        Bad spelng…8sigh*

  • bob e

    i was hoping he would get away & run for governor of NY ..

  • Frau Katze

    Good. The final end for one of these vicious criminals.

  • Tom Forsythe