Man convicted of murdering Oklahoma couple in New Mexico dies in prison | KFOR.com
A man who was convicted of brutally murdering an Oklahoma couple in New Mexico has died behind bars.
John McCluskey was one of three prisoners who escaped from a medium-security prison in Arizona with the help of his cousin and fiancée, Casslyn Welch, in July of 2010.
A short time after the escape, one of the inmates was recaptured. However, McCluskey, Tracy Province and Welch led authorities on a regional manhunt that spanned several states.
After breaking out of prison, the trio reportedly spotted Oklahoma couple, Gary and Linda Haas, near the New Mexico-Texas state line.
The couple from Tecumseh was traveling to New Mexico on vacation when they encountered the escapees.