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Convicted killer who escaped from Mich. prison to represent himself in court

Published On: Aug 06 2014 08:06:13 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 24 2014 03:21:26 PM CDT
Michigan escapee Michael David Elliot

Michigan Dept. of Corrections

WSBT has learned a convicted murderer who broke out of a Michigan prison in February will represent himself at trial.

Michael Elliot is charged with escape, carjacking, and kidnapping.

In court today, Elliot asked the judge if he could represent himself.

The judge approved that request, but Elliot will have to keep his attorney as a consultant.

Police caught him in February in LaPorte County, one day after he escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility.

Police say Elliot stole a Jeep with a woman inside.

She got free and called 911 when they stopped for gas in LaGrange County.

Police then chased and captured Elliot in another stolen vehicle.

He's serving life in prison for first-degree murder in the 1993 shooting of four people.