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Prison Escapee Admits to Charges in Daring Breakout

David Sweat has been in solitary confinement since his capture in June.

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    Prison Escapee Admits to Charges in Daring Breakout
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    In this handout from New York State Police, convicted murderers David Sweat (L) and Richard Matt (R) are shown.

    A convicted killer serving life behind bars when he staged a daring escape from a maximum-security prison has pleaded guilty to criminal charges for the breakout.

    In 35-year-old David Sweat's second court appearance since his capture in June, he no longer wore a sling from his gunshot injuries, his head was shaved and he politely answered a series of questions from the judge.

    Sweat has been in solitary confinement at Five Points prison.

    He pleaded guilty to two felony counts of first-degree escape and a felony count of promoting prison contraband for possessing hacksaw blades used to cut his way out.

    He escaped June 6 from Clinton Correctional Facility with Richard Matt, another convicted killer. Matt was shot dead June 26.

    Sweat was shot and captured two days later.

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