Mafia-linked inmate pleads guilty to escape in Ky.
by Brett Barrouquere, Associated Press
July 23, 2012 03:00 PM | 402 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ An inmate with Mafia ties has pleaded guilty to escaping from federal custody but plans to appeal based on a heart condition.

U.S. District Judge Joseph M. Hood on Monday set a Sept. 4 sentencing date for 39-year-old Derek A. Capozzi in federal court in Lexington.

During a brief hearing on Monday, Capozzi admitted to kicking out the doors of a jail transport van in April 2010 while being taken to London, Ky., to testify at a trial. Capozzi has claimed he escaped to seek medical care. Hood rejected the claim and barred its use in any trial.

Prosecutors say Capozzi is in prison for his role in the 1996 killing and dismemberment of 19-year-old Aislin Silva in Massachusetts in what prosecutors described as a Mafia-related killing.

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