Posted: Sep 2, 2013 10:52 AM
Updated: Sep 2, 2013 10:52 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) It was summer and there was no air conditioning in their cramped car. The escaped Arizona convicts had already driven more than 1,000 miles through three states. They were desperate to find another ride.
That's when their paths crossed with Gary and Linda Haas, a retired Oklahoma couple who were on their way to an annual camping trip. Within an hour, the Haases were dead.
It could have been anyone, and it almost was, according to testimony last week in the capital murder trial of John McCluskey. The first truck and trailer the trio spotted moved on before they could circle back. They ran into the Haases during a bathroom break.