Prison Escapee's Ex-Wife Enters Guilty Plea

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The ex-wife of prison escapee John McCluskey pleaded guilty in Yavapai Superior Court Tuesday to attempt to hinder prosecution, a class 6 felony, said Attorney General Terry Goddard.

A sentencing date for Diana Joy Glattfelder, 43, of Prescott Valley has not been set.

Glattfelder’s plea comes a week after Claudia Washburn, 68, of Jakes Corner, the mother of McCluskey, pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution, a class 5 felony. A judge will sentence Washburn Jan. 7.

McCluskey and two other convicts escaped from a private prison near Kingman on July 30. Two of the escapees, McCluskey and Tracy Province, have been charged with murder in the Aug. 2 deaths of an Oklahoma couple, whose charred bodies were found in a camper in Santa Rosa, N.M.

McCluskey was captured Aug. 19 at a campground near Sunrise Ski Resort in Apache County. Province was captured in Wyoming on Aug. 9.

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