KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona inmate whose escape sparked a national manhunt was convicted of breaking out of prison and abducting two truck drivers whose big rig was used as a getaway vehicle.
A jury found John McCluskey guilty on Friday of escape, kidnapping, aggravated assault and other charges in his July 30 break from a prison in Golden Valley.
Authorities say McCluskey and two others--inmate Tracy Province and escape accomplice Casslyn Welch--then went on to kill an Oklahoma couple traveling in New Mexico on a camping trip. They face charges in New Mexico.
McCluskey and two of his fellow inmates were accused of escaping with the help of a woman who threw cutting tools onto the grounds.
A report revealed security breakdowns at the prison, included alarms that went off so often that workers just ignored them.
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