Court today for convicted murderer who escaped from Michigan prison


A convicted killer who escaped from a Grand Rapids-area prison on Super Bowl Sunday is scheduled to appear before a judge this morning.

This won't be Michael Elliot's first court appearance.

A judge entered a not-guilty plea on Elliot's behalf last month.

Police captured him near Rolling Prairie one day after escaping the Ionia Correctional Facility.

Investigators say the 40-year-old slipped under gates and made holes in fences before carjacking a woman in Ionia.

That woman made her escape at a Middlebury gas station.

Elliot is serving life without parole for first-degree murder in the shooting of four people during a 1993 robbery.

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