Transcript for 2 Dangerous Criminals Escape Jail by Filing Fake Documents
A man hunt for two killers who simply walked out of a prison in florida. Both were sentenced to life behind bars until a clever stunt sent them free. Abc's pierre thomas show us how they escaped in plain sight. Reporter: An inmate jumps through a tiny jailhouse window and dashes away. Tonight u.S. Marshals and florida state police are looking for these two who escaped in a clever fashion. In 1998 joseph jenkins killed a father in orlando. Charles walker fatally shot a 23-year-old man in orange county a year later. They should be serving life sentences but they walked out of this florida prison free because someone tricked corrections officials. Someone filed these fake documents with a florida court clerk who then sent the paperwork ordering the corrections department to release the inmates. The documents look like the real thing with a judge's signature cut and pasted from a real court order. The alleged forged signature is the judge who oversaw the casey anthony missing child case. I've never seen anything like this. You have to give them an a for being imaginative and effective. Reporter: This may reveal a gaping hole in the judicial system where fake papers could result in a get out of jail card for violent offenders. People are scared to death. They could be anywhere but they had to have somebody to help them. Did the inmates have help from someone on the inside? And are there other dangerous criminals out there released with fake court orders? Pierre thomas, abc news, washington.
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