Lee John Knoch was serving life without parole for five counts of aggravated murder, including that of Robert Holliday. Knoch buried Holliday alive just days before Holliday was set to testify against Knoch in an earlier case, in which he was accused of torturing Holliday. On February 28, 2001, Knoch cut a hole in a fence and slithered out of Oregon’s Snake River Correctional Institution. Knoch was caught that March 2 after he entered a man’s house in Idaho and then was neutralized by its shovel-wielding owner.
This is why I disagree with the last several popes on capital punishment:
life in prison is not sufficient to prevent them from killing again.