12 hours ago
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Hugo coming home
Judge orders Selenski transfered back
Hugo Selenski is on his way back to Luzerne County Correctional Facility — the scene of his daring fifth-floor escape from his maximum security cell more than three years ago.
Judge Chester Muroski ordered the transfer because the defense argued that the state prison doesn't honor the attorney-client privilege. He will be isolated from the other inmates because of fears for his safety. When he was at Chase a prison guard I know told me he was something of a celebrity even signing autographs. The trial was originally scheduled for January but has been postponed. The escape charges are still up in the air because the DA didn't file the paperwork on time. Luzerne County District Attorney David Lupas wants to keep Hugo and other accused criminals from giving interviews to the local papers and the defense team wants all charges dismissed.
Now it looks like DA David Lupas will be running for the new Judge position and the primary will happen before the trial. What great theater it will be if he is nominated and the trial happens during the summer.
On a related note the warden is planning to bring home some other prisoners.