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Curtis Watson, right, stands as a preliminary hearing is recessed Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Ripley, Tenn. Watson is charged with murdering Tennessee Department of Correction department administrator Debra Johnson after Watson escaped from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in August. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool)

Officers, inmates testify in Tennessee prison escape hearing

Nov. 20, 2019 6:57 PM EST

RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate charged with killing a corrections administrator and escaping prison was seen riding a tractor by guards and a fellow prisoner before a search for him began, according to testimony presented Wednesday during a court hearing. Curtis Ray Watson appeared before a judge...