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Richard Matt Drunk? Officers Say Escaped Convict Was Intoxicated, Sick

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By    |   Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 10:50 AM

Richard Matt was reportedly drunk and sick when a border patrol agent shot and killed him in upstate New York on Friday after an intense, three-week manhunt for the two escaped convicts.

A law enforcement source told The Buffalo News that Matt’s body reeked with the odor of alcohol, although the official toxicology test results are still pending. Authorities also believe that Matt was ill when he was shot — possibly due to consuming spoiled food or contaminated water — after their Wednesday discovery of a pair of soiled underwear found in a burglarized cabin that tested positive for his DNA.

Matt’s body was also riddled with bug bites, blisters, and abrasions accrued over his three-week stint as a fugitive from the law in the New York woods, as well as the three bullet wounds in his head from the law enforcement officer who captured him.

More than 1,200 investigators and law enforcement officers followed a DNA trail of candy wrappers, bottles, sheets, and underwear snaking through a series of hunting cabins in the New York woods 40 miles from the prison, according to the Daily Mail.

Law enforcement officers received a tip on Friday that an opened grape-flavored gin bottle lay resting on the kitchen table of a Malone cabin that had been abandoned for years, according to Fox News. After converging on the cabin and camp area, the officers found Matt after a cough-like noise gave away his position. When the convict refused to comply with the officer’s order to raise his hands above his head, the officer shot him.

Matt, 49, and David Sweat, 35, enacted a Hollywood-movie-like escape when they hacked their way out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, with power tools on June 6. Sweat was shot in the chest and captured alive by officers on Sunday, and he has since been transferred to the Albany Medical Center in critical condition while coughing up blood, according to Fox News.

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