Authorities scoured snake-infested woods and creek beds for an escaped Texas death row inmate, confident that he was still on prison property and getting hungrier by the hour. Since Martin E. Gurule dodged prison guards’ assault rifle fire and scaled two razor-crowned fences Friday, helicopters, trucks and dogs have been used to comb more than 17,000 swampy, wooded state-owned acres surrounding the prison near Huntsville. Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials were certain that three days without food will force him to move from his hiding place.
Escapee Believed to Be on Prison Site
From Times Wire Reports