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Security raised for Kent murder suspect after escape attempt

July 13, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) — A King County detention center is increasing security on a murder suspect after he attempted to escape custody.

Prosecutors say 19-year-old Giovanni Herrin fabricated three medical emergencies earlier this month as part of his plan to escape.

The Seattle Times reports Herrin managed to briefly get away from authorities at the Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center, but he was shot in the shoulder by a jail guard before he could get too far.

Court records show King County Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention officials increased Herrin’s status from maximum security to ultra-security.

He will be fitted with leg irons and belly chains and have his hands chained to his waist when he leaves his cell.

Herrin pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the murder of his girlfriend and two other charges.


Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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