Man in buried bodies case had prison key
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Prosecutors say a northeastern Pennsylvania man whose property had as many as 12 bodies buried on it had a master key to the county prison.
District Attorney Jackie Musto Carroll said at a hearing Friday that Hugo Selenski kept a key to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in his then-girlfriend's Kingston home.
The prosecutor said investigators found it in June 2003 while investigating the deaths of several people buried in Mr. Selenski's yard.
That October, Mr. Selenski escaped from the prison for three days by tying together bedsheets and climbing out a window.
The revelation came as prosecutors argued against him returning to the same prison until his November murder trial.
He is charged in the 2002 deaths of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett, whose bodies were recovered from his property.
First Published October 22, 2011 12:00 am