Felon Who Escaped With Help From Deputy Pleads Guilty
DENVER (AP/CBS4) — A felon who escaped from a Denver jail with help from a deputy has pleaded guilty to robbery and escape charges.
Felix Trujillo was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for the escape charge and 24 years for his role in a 2012 robbery.
Authorities say Trujillo walked out of the detention center on April 7 wearing a deputy’s cap and jacket. Deputy Matthew Andrews has been charged with helping Trujillo escape. Andrews resigned on May 23.
When Trujillo left the courtroom on Monday he was heard yelling a profanity and then what sounded like a wall being punched.
In an exclusive CBS4 interview last May, Trujillo says Andrews agreed to sneak him out of jail in exchange for $500,000.
“He wanted $250,000 upfront and $250,000 in the end,” Trujillo told CBS4.
The break was the first ever at the new Denver jail with Trujillo surrendering several days later.
The judge called Trujillo a scammer with a lot of moxie to offer a deputy $500,000 to break him from jail when he didn’t have it.
Trujillo apologized to his victims in court. Andrews is expected in court next Monday.
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