Richard Matt and David Sweat were the two escaped prisoners who hid out in the Adirondack wilderness in upstate New York in June. One of their hiding places was a hunting cabin where Matt is said to have spent time after separating from Sweat.
ABC 20/20 was given exclusive access inside the cabin in Malone, New York. A resident of the small town was checking in on his cabin when he noticed something wasn’t right. “He noticed a bottle of grape gin sitting here on the counter and some of it was actually spilled,” said New York State police Maj. Charles Guess, who was leading the search. Matt was shot and killed by police three hours later. Sweat was captured alive about 40 miles away from the prison. ABC 20/20 airs Fridays at 10pm.