A massive manhunt is under way for Niagara County torture-killer Richard W. Matt and another prisoner who escaped from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in the Adirondacks.
Matt was serving 25 years to life for the 1997 torture murder of North Tonawanda businessman William Rickerson. While on the lam, he killed a man in a barroom brawl in Mexico. In the early 1990s, he was involved in a murder-for-hire plot and escaped from the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden.
Here are stories from The Buffalo News archives about Richard Matt: