John McCluskey Not Allowed Razors After Trying to End it All on Tuesday

The end of his brief brush with freedom and being away from the blood-related Bonnie to his Clyde appear to be taking a toll on Arizona's most infamous prison escapee.

After being captured last week and placed in solitary confinement, John McCluskey tried to kill himself on Tuesday and jail officials confirm today that he has officially been placed on suicide watch.

On Tuesday, McCluskey was taken to the Kingman Regional Medical Center after he tried to kill himself by slashing his neck and wrist with a jail-issued razor.

The wounds were serious, but not life-threatening, and were surgically sutured.

McCluskey's stunt didn't cause his demise, but it will make his stay at the Mojave County Jail even less comfortable.

Now, officials say, McCluskey will have a guard check his cell every 10 minutes and is no longer permitted razors.

McCluskey, fellow escapee Tracy Province, and McCluskey's fiancee/ cousin, Casslyn Welch, were formally charged with murder in New Mexico.

While on the run, authorities say the three murdered Linda and Gary Haas -- both 61 and from Tecumseh, Oklahoma.

The victims, who were about to become grandparents, were on their annual summer trip to Colorado when their paths crossed with the escaped inmates.

Authorities believe the couple met the inmates at a rest area along Interstate 40 in eastern New Mexico.

It's believed the couple was shot in their travel trailer before the inmates, and Welch, drove it to a remote area, unhitched the Hass' truck, and torched the trailer with the bodies of the inside.

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