Escaped Inmate: Denver Deputy Asked To Be Shot, Wanted $500K For Escape

CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver jail inmate hustled out of the jail last month by a Denver Sheriff’s deputy said the deputy thought he was going to get paid $500,000 for engineering the escape, but ended up getting nothing.

“He wanted 250 up front and 250 at the end,” said Felix Trujillo. “He’s pretty dumb.”

The comments came in an exclusive interview with CBS4, Trujillo’s first public comments since he escaped from the Denver Detention Center April 7 and gave himself up three days later following a massive law enforcement manhunt.

Jail authorities said it was the first escape from the jail.

Trujillo said he agreed to the 90-minute interview with CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass because he wanted the public to know that the deputy facilitated the escape in the hopes of a financial windfall, not because Trujillo had threatened Deputy Matthew Andrews or his family.

In a statement two…

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