Escaped Murderer Richard Matt Threatened to Kill Me
As the hunt for the New York fugitives Richard Matt and David Sweat dragged on, former friends came forward with hair-raising tales about the escaped murderers.
She was the killer’s prey and never knew it.
Like most who encountered Richard Matt—the convict on the run after busting out of a New York prison with a fellow inmate—the woman took to the big-spending Romeo and his stripper gal pal. But she learned almost too late that Matt was a clever criminal who’d put a price on her head.
If her then-boyfriend didn’t do Matt’s bidding, the manipulative con would kill her, she was told. “He threatened my life,” said the woman, who spoke to The Daily Beast and requested anonymity. “I found out that Rick had threatened my life and that was the motivation he used to get [my boyfriend] to help him.”