ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The two Arizona fugitives and their accomplice had made an agreement. If they came in contact with police, they were going to "shoot it out." Tracy Province testified Monday in the capital murder trial of fellow inmate John McCluskey. He detailed the evening of the escape and the string of events that led the trio to New Mexico in early August 2010.
That's when prosecutors say the group targeted an Oklahoma couple for their truck and travel trailer. The husband and wife were shot and their bodies burned inside their trailer in a remote spot in eastern New Mexico. Province said McCluskey was the triggerman. Province testified that he thought of his own parents when he heard the gunshots ring out. McCluskey's attorneys will cross examine Province on Tuesday.