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Woman admits to helping husband flee Kingman jail

Woman admits to helping husband flee Kingman jail

CREATED Jul 17, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Avey

 

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - A woman who helped her husband flee from jail by hiding handcuff keys in a Kingman courtroom faces more than two years in prison.

Ashley Morrison pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to commit escape.

The Kingman Daily Miner (http://bit.ly/NCipPb ) reports that the 25-year-old Morrison will receive between six and 30 months in prison under an agreement with prosecutors. She's set to be sentenced in August.

Authorities say Morrison hid keys under chairs in the courtroom a month before her husband, Darren Morrison, escaped in January. The inmate freed himself from shackles and handcuffs as he exited a transport van.

Darren Morrison was captured more than five days.

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Information from: Kingman Daily Miner, http://www.kingmandailyminer.com

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