June 22, 2015
CADYVILLE, N.Y. (CNS) — Fewer people were filling the pews at St. James Church in the Plattsburgh hamlet of Cadyville after two convicted killers escaped June 6 from the Clinton Correctional Facility.
“We have a lot of parishioners that work in the prison,” Msgr. Lawrence Deno explained. “They had to work overtime.”
And others, as the massive manhunt for David Sweat and Richard Matt moved through field, swamp and forest a short distance away, “couldn’t get to Mass because they were not allowed to leave their homes.”