A convicted murderer was shot and killed at a Washington state prison on Wednesday as he tried to escape in a forklift, authorities said.
Kevin Newland, 25, was shot by a guard at Clallam Bay Corrections Center after driving the forklift through a set of doors and crashing it into a perimeter fence, Washington Department of Corrections spokesman Chad Lewis said.
Newland had been serving a 45-year term for first-degree murder at the prison, located on the remote Olympic Peninsula’s northwest tip, about 150 miles northwest of Seattle.
During the escape attempt a second inmate, 25-year-old Dominick Maldonado, who is serving a 163-year sentence, took a corrections officer hostage using a pair of scissors.
Source: Laura L. Myers for Reuters.
A convicted murderer was shot and killed at a Washington state prison on Wednesday as…
by Tactical-Life.com / Jun 30, 2011