A North Carolina inmate sentenced to death in a failed escape attempt that killed four

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In a North Carolina prison inmate was sentenced to death on Monday after being convicted of the murder of four people during a failed escape attempt.

Mikel Brady, 30, remained calm when the sentence was pronounced. Members of the jury agree on conviction, after 35 minutes of deliberations, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

The city had been charged with first-degree murder and other charges in connection with his Oct. 12, 2017, to escape from the Pasquotank Correctional Institution, north of Elizabeth City.

Mikel Brady, was found guilty in the deaths of four prison employees in an unsuccessful escape attempt two months ago. (Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File

He was the first of the four detainees facing trial on charges of killing two security guards and two prison employees. He had been serving time for wounding a North Carolina state trooper and, in January, 2013.

“I don’t understand is that he is alive, but he also took four,” District Attorney Andrew Womble said.


Three of the other captives — Jonathan Monk, Seth J., Frazier, and Wisezah Buckman — are awaiting trial.

The city joins 143 other inmates in North Carolina’s death row.

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