Cop Killer Gets More Jail Time
The man who killed a Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy in 2002 will have to foot the bill for his escape from a maximum security prison in Northern New York last spring.
David Sweat apologized in court February 3 for all the trouble and alarm caused to residents when he and Richard Matt broke out of the jail in Dannemora.
Matt was killed by authorities while Sweat was shot and wounded when he was recaptured.
Sweat has been ordered to pay close to $79,841 for the cost of damage to the prison and the three week manhunt last spring.
Sweat was also sentenced to 3 1/2 to 7 more years. The additional time will have no impact since Sweat is already serving life in prison for the murder of Deputy Kevin Tarsia in 2002.