2 life sentences for Comanche County jail escapee

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - A man who escaped the Comanche County jail nearly 15 years ago while awaiting trial on two murder charges has received two life sentences after pleading guilty in the case.

David Lee Kemp pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree murder and one felony count of escape from custody. Kemp was one of nine inmates who escaped the Comanche County jail by using a large grilling fork to overcome jailers.

The other eight escapees were captured within days, but Kemp remained on the run until this year when he turned himself in.

Kemp was charged in the 1998 shooting deaths of his ex-wife, Christina Cremer, and her boyfriend, Robert Miller.

The Lawton Constitution reports that Kemp had been set to go to trial later this month.

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