Michigan Murderer Who Escaped Scheduled for Court

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

IONIA, Mich. (AP) -- A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison in February is scheduled for arraignment on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.

Michael Elliot is to appear Wednesday afternoon in Ionia District Court. A morning video hearing had been planned to save transportation costs, but there were problems with the video system.

Elliot was captured Feb. 3 in LaPorte County, Ind., one day after escaping Ionia Correctional Facility in western Michigan. Authorities say the 40-year-old slipped under gates and made holes in fences before carjacking a woman in Ionia.

The woman got away from him in Indiana.

Elliot is serving life without parole for first-degree murder in the shooting of four people during the 1993 robbery of a drug dealer. A co-defendant admits pulling the trigger, and Elliot says he's innocent.


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