Colorado teen in murder case accused of escape plot | SkyHiNews.com

Colorado teen in murder case accused of escape plot

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado teen who pleaded guilty to plotting the murder of her mother has been accused of concocting a scheme to attack a guard and escape from a juvenile center.

Prison officials allege in court filings that 18-year-old Tess Damm of Lafayette was behind a failed plot to strangle a guard with a shoelace.

It’s not clear if Damm has an attorney or if charges are planned.

Prison officials on Monday told a judge they want to transfer Damm to an adult facility. Prosecutors objected, saying that could shorten Damm’s incarceration.

Damm was 16 when she was sentenced to stay in the juvenile system until age 21 and then serve 18 years in adult prison.

She pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2007 stabbing death of her mother.


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