ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor says he learned from a murder victim's family that a convicted killer had escaped from prison.
Orlando State Attorney Jeffrey Ashton said Thursday a relative of Roscoe Pugh notified his office this week that Joseph Jenkins was out of prison.
Authorities say Jenkins was released after he fooled the court system and Department of Corrections with forged court documents. The prosecutor's office says they then discovered a second convicted murder, Charles Walker, was also released based on bogus documents.
Jenkins and Walker were serving life sentences.
The prosecutor's office says another man serving a life sentence for attempting to kill a law enforcement officer was also scheduled to be released using forge documents, but an investigator discovered the scheme in the spring before he was freed.