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Richard W. Matt, Artist-of-the-Stars and Vicious Gin-soaked Sociopath, Gone

from artnet

Police Shoot and Kill Celebrity Portrait Painter-Convict Who Escaped Prison

by Christie Chu

Richard W. Matt Julia Roberts Photo: heavymetal.comRichard W. Matt Julia Roberts

A nation-wide manhunt for the prisoner escapees from Dannemora Correctional Facility has come to an abrupt end, as the pair were both shot this weekend on separate occasions.

Although David Sweat remained in critical condition, the other, Richard W. Matt, a convicted murderer, died last Friday due to three gunshots to his head, NBC News reports.

Besides being a skilled escapee, whose feats have been compared to those demonstrated by characters in the film Shawshank Redemption, Matt was also regarded as a highly skilled painter.

In an article from the New York Times, Matt was described by a fellow prisoner, John Mulligan, as “the best in the system that anyone could recall.”

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Posted on June 29, 2015 by Editor

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