Lawyer: Husband Supports Jailed Prison Worker

He visits Joyce Mitchell in jail amid reports she planned to kill him
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2015 6:10 PM CDT
Lawyer: Husband Supports Jailed Prison Worker
Joyce Mitchell appears before Judge Mark Rogers in Plattsburgh City Court on June 14.   (G.N. Miller/NY Post via AP, Pool)

The husband of the woman accused of helping two New York state inmates escape visited her in jail today—one day after reports surfaced that she and the inmates talked about killing him. Lyle Mitchell's reaction? He's "standing by her," the attorney for Joyce Mitchell tells NBC News. As for the alleged murder plot, "I don't know much about it other than I believe it's specious arguing," says attorney Stephen Johnston. He described Joyce Mitchell, charged with providing the inmates with tools for their escape, as "very upset and very weepy." Meanwhile, the trail of Richard Matt and David Sweat appears to have grown cold after 10 days, reports the Daily News. (More prisoners stories.)

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