Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. Photo: Mike Groll/Corbis WHAT’S NEW ago. Here’s a rundown — that will be continuously updated — of everything we know about the prison break. RICHARD MATTAccording to the Buffalo News, he made his first prison break at 19, when he was serving a one-year sentence for third-degree assault. In June 1986 a guard at the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden, New York, accidentally opened the electronic lock on his cell and Matt bolted, cutting himself severely while scaling two gates topped with razor wire. He was captured five days later at his brother’s apartment. He was jailed again in 1991 for allegedly raping a Buffalo woman and stabbing a nurse who was the mother of his child. While in custody, he met David Telstar, who had been accused of embezzling $1.3 million from his wife, an heir to the Warner Bros. fortune. Telstar posted bail for Matt, then offered him $100,000 to kill his wife, her parents, and her attorney. In an uncharacteristic move, Matt became a police witness, and Telstar later pleaded guilty to the charges. After serving several more years in prison, in December 1997 Matt kidnapped, killed, and dismembered his former boss, 76-year-old food… Read full this story
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