Jailbreak Defendants Found Guilty

By: Whitney Holmes
By: Whitney Holmes

March 18, 2005

After three days of trial, a jury found Timothy Mawyer guilty of both assault and battery and abduction of a corrections officer.

Michael Carpenter and Antinne Anderson were convicted of similar charges as well as attempted escape from jail.

In closing arguments, the Commonwealth said the testimony of the two corrections officers Harold Terry and Joseph Woodson made it clear that these three men were indeed guilty.

The defense tried to discredit one of the corrections officer's testimony, Officer Terry, by saying he was medicated and confused about what had happened that day. Terry, 74, was beaten unconscious and hog-tied during the incident.

Mawyer will serve a combined sentence of 10 years, "Of course, my client doesn't agree with their finding of guilt, but I think he was satisfied with the sentence," commented his lawyer Mike Hallahan, who said he will file an appeal.

Carpenter, who is already serving a life sentence without parole for murder, was sentenced to 30 years, "I'm not going to comment whether I think it's a good decision, or bad decision. It's their decision, they worked hard for it, and that's all I can say," said his lawyer Lloyd Snook.

Anderson will serve thirteen years. His lawyer, Charles Weber, was unavailable for comment.

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