Judge Nap: Prison Worker Could Face Life in Prison for Helping Inmates Escape
The massive manhunt for two murderers who made a daring escape from an upstate New York prison continued today.
Federal agents, corrections officers and Essex County Sheriff's Office deputies spent most of the day searching for convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat. The men escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility last week after they used power tools to cut through steel walls and crawl through a steam pipe.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference earlier today that Matt and Sweat may be headed to Vermont.
Fox News reported that the men got the power tools from Joyce Mitchell, a work supervisor at the prison.
Mitchell had also planned to provide a getaway car for Matt and Sweat, but she suffered a panic attack and checked herself into a hospital instead, according to Fox News.
Judge Andrew Napolitano told Shepard Smith that Mitchell could "face a host of potential charges" if she conspired with the escaped prisoners.
"It's inconceivable that she could claim they forced her to do it, unless there's some bizarre relationship here that we can't even conceive of," Napolitano said.
"If they had an agreement for the two of them to escape and for her to help them do so, that's a conspiracy," Napolitano explained. "Here's the kicker, if it was a conspiracy, she can be charged for any crime that they commit in furtherance of the conspiracy."
He stated that Mitchell is "facing jail for the rest of her life."
Watch the "Shepard Smith Reporting" video above.
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