The 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape took place on June 6, 2015, when two inmates, Richard Matt and David Sweat, were discovered missing during a 5:17 a.m. bed check at the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. Matt was serving 25 years to life and Sweat was serving life without parole, both for murder.
Jun 10, 2015 · David Sweat's brutal path to prison. Documents unsealed in 2003 became basis for a report on Sweat's role in Tarsia's murder. David Sweat's escape from Dannemora brought the case back to the ...
On June 6, 2015, while serving a 25 years to life sentence for Rickerson's murder, the 48-year-old Matt and 34-year-old David Sweat executed an elaborate escape from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York and became the subjects of a trans-national manhunt.
Jun 28, 2015 ·
- He is a Convicted Murderer. Sweat is currently serving a life sentence without parole for the murder of a sheriff’s deputy in 2002. Sweat and accomplice Kevin Nabinger pled guilty to the murder of Deputy Sheriff Kevin J. Tarsia in Kirkwood, New York in September 2003.
- His Escape Was ‘Shawshank Redemption’-Style. Police have described Sweat’s escape as Shawshank Redemption-esque, referencing the 1994 Tim Robbins-led film about a wrongfully convicted killer who went to extraordinary lengths to escape a prison.
- Police Released a Bio on Sweat. Sweat is described was described by the New York State Police as a white male, 5’1″, 165 pounds with brown hair, green eyes, and tattoos on his left bicep and right fingers.
- Police Suspect Outside & Inside Help. After news of the prison break went public, police have stated that they suspected outside help, possibly with a car meeting the escapees at the exit point to their tunnel.
David Sweat appears in court in a file photo. (Gabe Dickens | Press-Republican via AP) Attica, N.Y. -- Prison escapee David Sweat was caught in a sex act with a woman during visiting hours at ...
Jun 07, 2016 · Convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt used their prison tailor shop as a lurid sex den for their escapades with “Shawskank” supervisor Joyce “Tillie” Mitchell and proved to be ...
Apr 14, 2017 · The other prisoner, David Sweat, 35, was serving a life sentence for the murder of a veteran sheriff’s deputy, who was shot 15 times and run over after approaching a group of burglary suspects.
Jun 10, 2015 · Sweat and Nabinger fled and were arrested two days later. Tarsia, a 13-year officer, was the first Broome County deputy to die in the line of duty since the department’s founding in 1806.
Jan 03, 2019 · ALBANY – David Sweat, the convicted murderer who was the focus of a three-week manhunt after escaping from a North Country prison in 2015, has been moved east to a different maximum-security prison.
Jun 08, 2015 · David Sweat's first prison term, as an 18-year-old, began in November 1997 for attempted burglary. He was paroled in June 1999. He was sent to Clinton Correctional in fall 2003 after pleading ...