Kingman Prison Escapee Pleads Guilty to Arizona Charges

On Friday, one of three inmates who escaped from a Kingman Prison last summer entered guilty pleas for several crimes related to the escape.

Tracy Province, who along with John McCluskey and Daniel Renwick, escaped from the prison on July 30, of last year, faced eight charges in Arizona after sneaking out of the prison, including escape, kidnapping, armed robbery, and aggravated assault for the abduction of two truck drivers -- who were both released unharmed -- the night of the escape.

None of those charges are quite as serious as those that await Province in New Mexico, where it's believed that he, McCluskey, and their accomplice -- McCluskey's fiancee/ cousin -- Casslyn Welch, murdered two people while on the run.

The three were indicted in September for the murders of 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 were 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.

If convicted in New Mexico, Province and his cohorts could face the death penalty.

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