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(NEW YORK) — David Sweat, the convict who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York, triggering a massive manhunt, pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges related to his escape.

Sweat and fellow inmate Richard Matt escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, on June 6. Matt was fatally shot by authorities 20 days later and Sweat was caught 23 days after they escaped. Sweat was shot twice but survived.

Sweat, 35, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree escape and one count of promoting prison contraband, ABC News affiliate WABC-TV reports. He was already serving a life sentence.

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