David Sweat Sentenced To Additional Jail Time
David Sweat, one of two men who escaped from a maximum-security prison in Northern New York last June, was sentenced to additional jail time today.
Judge Patrick McGill ordered Sweat to pay nearly $80,000 in restitution and serve 3 ½ to 7 years in prison for his November guilty plea to escape charges.
He apologized for the escape just before his sentencing.
Sweat was already serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for killing a Broome County Sheriff's deputy in 2002.
He and inmate Richard Matt cut their way out of Clinton Correctional Facility with saws smuggled to them by a prison worker.
Matt was shot and killed by officers who were looking for the two men during their escape.