Elliot Sentenced Up To 50 Years For Prison Escape

A man serving life for his role in four murders has been sentenced to 30 to 50 years for escaping from a Michigan prison and kidnapping a woman during his attempted getaway. Forty-one-year-old Michael Elliot pleaded guilty Sept. 18 to escape and no contest to kidnapping and carjacking charges. Ionia County Circuit Judge David Hoort sentenced him Tuesday. Elliot fled Ionia Correctional Facility on Feb. 2 and stole a Jeep in Ionia with a woman inside. She escaped when they stopped for gas 100 miles away and called 911. Police then chased and captured Elliot on Feb 3. in LaPorte County, Indiana. He's serving life without parole for first-degree murder in the 1993 shooting of four people. A co-defendant admits pulling the trigger, and Elliot says he's innocent.