Escaped Prisoner was Convicted of Killing 4 People Created by kmiller on 2/3/2014 10:38:20 AM
GLADWIN, Mich. (AP): A man who escaped from a Michigan prison was convicted of killing four people in 1993 and burning down their house.
Court records describe the case against Michael David Elliot. He was 20 years old when four people were fatally shot in a robbery in mid-Michigan's Gladwin County. Police say Elliot and his accomplices were trying to steal money from a drug dealer.
He was arrested a few days later and possessed a gun that was tied to the slayings. One of Elliot's co-defendants testified against him, saying he laughed about shooting the victims in the head.
Elliot was convicted of first-degree murder in 1994 and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Authorities say the 40-year-old escaped Sunday from a prison in Ionia County.