The Latest on NY Prison Escape: Lawyer: Husband in Shock

June 18, 2015 Updated: August 1, 2015

7:50 a.m.

The lawyer for the man whose wife is charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security New York prison says his client was “blown away” by revelations that she talked to the inmates about having them kill her husband after they broke out.

Attorney Peter Dumas told NBC’s “Today” show that Lyle Mitchell is still in shock from his wife Joyce’s arrest on charges alleging she provided tools that helped David Sweat and Richard Matt break out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora nearly two weeks ago.

Dumas says Lyle Mitchell is cooperating with police and there’s no indication he’ll be charged.

The couple worked in the prison tailor shop where the Sweat and Matt also worked. Both convicts remain at large Thursday.