2 get prison in 2010 killings of Oklahoma couple

June 3, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two people convicted in an Arizona prison break and a double homicide in New Mexico have been sentenced to prison.

Federal prosecutors say 46-year-old Tracy Allen Province was sentenced Monday to [auth] five consecutive terms of life imprisonment without the possibility of release.

They say Casslyn Mae Welch got a 40-year prison sentence.

Province and the 47-year-old Welch were accused of participating in the plot to carjack and kill a retired Oklahoma couple.

Arizona prison escapee John McCluskey was convicted of kidnapping and murdering 61-year-old Gary and Linda Haas in August 2010. He’s scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.

Welch is McCluskey’s cousin and girlfriend. She pleaded guilty to helping McCluskey and Province escape from a prison near Kingman in July 2010.

Province and Welch testified for the prosecution in McCluskey’s trial.

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