Two convicted killers who used forged documents to win their release from a Panhandle prison had a cellphone while behind bars that may have helped them plot their escape.
Police say the brother of an escaped inmate’s murder victim has been arrested and accused of making threats against the inmate’s relatives.
Investigators worked to fulfill their pledge to find and arrest the people who helped two Florida inmates escape from prison using forged documents.
Back in custody after using forged documents to escape their life sentences, two convicted killers were being grilled on Sunday by law enforcement authorities who said they expect to make more arrests in a case that has given both court and corrections officials in Florida a black eye.
Two convicted killers who were freed from prison by phony documents were captured together without incident Saturday night at a Panama City motel, authorities said.
Within days of strolling out of prison without a hitch, two convicted killers freed by bogus paperwork went to a jail about 300 miles away and registered as felons, records showed.
As authorities hunt for two killers who were mistakenly freed by bogus court documents, prison officials and prosecutors across Florida scrambled to make sure no other inmates had been let out early.
Gov. Rick Scott says law enforcement needs to first capture two murderers who escaped from a Franklin County prison and then find out what went wrong.
Two inmates have been mistakenly freed from a Florida prison.