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Prison Escape Falls Apart With Nervous Cell-Mate

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MUSKEGON (AP) – A Michigan inmate who tried to escape by burying himself in a prison garden has been sentenced to an additional two years behind bars.

Authorities say Edwin Cota was found buried in August at the Brooks prison in Muskegon. He had a sheet tied in knots that he’d planned to use to get over the fence.

Cota’s additional two-year punishment will be added to the sentence he’s serving for home invasion in the Detroit area.

Officials say Cota’s scheme fell apart when guards interviewed his cell mate, who had appeared nervous.

 (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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