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.

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

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

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