Prison Escapee David Sweat Receives Maximum Sentence in Court
David Sweat was back in court today in Plattsburgh, New York.
David Sweat, the Dannemora prison escapee who was on the run for almost a month, was in court today awaiting sentencing for his role in the prison escape. He is charged with two counts of escape in the first degree and promoting prison contraband.
Asking the judge for a lesser sentence, Sweat was sentenced to the maximum of 3.5- 7 years in prison. Sweat is already serving a life sentence without parole for the 2002 murder of a Sheriffs Deputy in Broome County. He pled guilty to that charge. In addition to the new sentence, Sweat must also pay $80,000 in restitution.
Speaking in court, Sweat apologized to the people who felt fear, claiming that was never his intent and is deeply sorry. Since his capture this summer, Sweat has been cooperating with law enforcement, giving details on the escape.
Sweat will remain in solitary confinement at Five Points Correctional Facility.