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Murderer who escaped postpones court hearing

Michael Elliot


Court hearings for a convicted murderer who broke out of a Michigan prison in February have been postponed until June.


Michael Elliot waved his right to a hearing within 14 days of his April 23 arraignment. A Monday court conference was rescheduled for June 2 and a Wednesday probable cause hearing rescheduled for June 4.


Elliot faces escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges. Defense attorney Randy Norton declined to comment.


Elliot was captured Feb. 3 in LaPorte County, Indiana, one day after escaping from Ionia Correctional Facility in western Michigan. Authorities say he carjacked a woman in Ionia who escaped in Indiana.


He's serving life in prison for first-degree murder in the 1993 shooting of four people. A co-defendant admits pulling the trigger, and Elliot says he's innocent.

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