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ANAMOSA PRISONERS CHARGED WITH MURDER IN ESCAPE ATTEMPT WERE PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED IN WOODBURY COUNTY

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A SPECIAL AGENT WITH THE IOWA D-C-I SAYS A NURSE AND GUARD KILLED AT THE ANAMOSA STATE PRISON WERE STRUCK IN THE HEAD WITH A HAMMER BY TWO INMATES PREVIOUSLY SENTENCED IN WOODBURY COUNTY WHO WERE TRYING TO ESCAPE.

AGENT RICK RAHN IDENTIFIED THE VICTIMS AS REGISTERED NURSE LORENA SCHULTE AND CORRECTIONAL OFFICER ROBERT MCFARLAND.

SCHULTE, WAS 50 AND MCFARLAND WAS 46.

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SCHULTE DIED AT THE PRISON TUESDAY AND MCFARLAND DIED ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL. THE TWO MEN BROKE THE GLASS FROM A WINDOW IN THE BREAKROOM AND THEN USED A GRINDER TAKEN FROM THE PRISON WORK PROGRAM TO TRY AND CUT THROUGH THE BARS OUTSIDE.

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ANOTHER PRISONER — MICHAEL ROBY (ROW-BEE) ALSO TRIED TO HELP STOP THE ESCAPE.

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RAHN SAYS THE ESCAPE ATTEMPT HAD BEEN PLANNED FOR SOME TIME.
THE TWO PRISONERS FACE TWO COUNTS OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER, ATTEMPTED MURDER, AND SECOND-DEGREE KIDNAPPING.

THE 28-YEAR-OLD DUTCHER, WHO IS FROM SIOUX CITY, STARTED SERVING A 50-YEAR SENTENCE FOR FIRST-DEGREE ROBBERY, SECOND-DEGREE ROBBERY, AND OTHER CHARGES FROM A PAIR OF CONVICTIONS IN WOODBURY AND IDA COUNTIES.

HE ARRIVED AT THE PRISON IN MAY OF 2015 AND WAS NOT TO BE RELEASED UNTIL 2057.

WOODARD, AGE 39 FROM UNION, NEBRASKA; IS SERVING A 25-YEAR SENTENCE FOR FIRST-DEGREE ROBBERY AND BURGLARY. OUT OF WOODBURY COUNTY.

HE ENTERED THE PRISON IN 2017 AND HIS RELEASE DATE HAD BEEN 2029.

THE PRISON IS CURRENTLY ON LOCKDOWN AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.