Mecklenburg Six: A State of Fear

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Do you remember 35 years ago when the murderous Briley Brothers and four other death row inmates escaped from prison?

The infamous breakout and the subsequent manhunt put Virginia ‘under a mindstate of fear until these guys were captured.’

“I met James Briley coming up the stair with a shank,” one of them recalled. “I thought my time had come, you know? 

TONIGHT at 6, 8News digs deep into the archives as the guards recall the terrifying event

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