Trial pushed back for inmate accused of killing couple - KOAM TV 7

Trial pushed back for inmate accused of killing couple originally from the Four States


The trial is pushed back for a former Arizona inmate who escaped from prison and is accused of killing a couple with roots in the Four States.

John McCluskey is charged with carjacking and murder in the deaths of an Oklahoma couple.

He's one of three people who authorities say escaped from a medium-security prison near Kingman, Arizona in July 2010 and went on a multi-state crime spree.

Gary and Linda Haas were originally from Southwest City, Missouri.  They were living in Oklahoma when they decided to go camping in New Mexico in July of 2010.

According to court documents the two retirees were shot to death and their bodies later burned in their own trailer because two of the escapees and a woman who helped them escape were looking for a better place to sleep.

The Haas's remains were found the next month in their burned camper trailer at a remote ranch near Santa Rosa.

McCluskey's attorneys originally asked to reschedule the trial because of serious medical issues.

The new date is set for July 22.

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