PALATKA, FLA. (AP) - Authorities say two Florida inmates captured after escaping from jail and allegedly killing a woman have been charged with murder.
Putnam County Sheriff’s Lt. Johnny Greenwood says Doni Ray Brown and Timothy Wayne Fletcher went before a judge late Saturday night. Greenwood says the men were then moved to an undisclosed location.
The two are charged in the death of Fletcher’s 66-year-old relative Helen Googe, whose body was found hours after the breakout on Wednesday.
Brown, who is 23, and Fletcher, who is 25, sparked a nationwide alert. They got as far as Kentucky before being captured Saturday.
The two previously were jailed on other pending charges. Greenwood says they worked together on an earlier robbery and were mistakenly put in the same cell.