- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - Sentencing has been delayed for a woman who helped three inmates flee an Arizona prison in 2010 by throwing cutting tools over the perimeter fence.

Casslyn Welch had been set to appear before Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steven Conn on Wednesday. The date was reset to March 11 after a medical issue arose in her attorney’s family.

Under an agreement with prosecutors, Welch will serve 20 years on an escape charge and two counts of robbery. Conn has said it will run concurrent to her 40-year sentence in a federal murder case that stemmed from her time on the lam.

Welch pleaded guilty in the federal case to charges that included carjacking resulting in the deaths of an Oklahoma couple in New Mexico.



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