Homicide

Prosecutor: Worker charged with helping prison escapees discussed having them kill husband

  • Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie discusses the escape of two prisoners, during a news conference, Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Plattsburgh, N.Y. David Sweat and Richard Matt escaped the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., 12 days ago. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie discusses the escape of two prisoners, during a news conference, Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Plattsburgh, N.Y. David Sweat and Richard Matt escaped the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., 12 days ago. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Maj. Charles Guess, right, with the New York State Police and Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie listen to a question at a news conference, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Plattsburgh, N.Y. where they discussed the escape of David Sweat and Richard Matt from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. The pair escaped from the maximum-security facility 12 days ago. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Maj. Charles Guess, right, with the New York State Police and Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie listen to a question at a news conference, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Plattsburgh, N.Y. where they discussed the escape of David Sweat and Richard Matt from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. The pair escaped from the maximum-security facility 12 days ago. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Maj. Charles Guess, center, with the New York State Police, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie, left, and Clinton County Sheriff David Favro attend a news conference, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Plattsburgh, N.Y. where they discussed the escape of David Sweat and Richard Matt from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.  The pair escaped from the maximum-security facility 12 days ago. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Maj. Charles Guess, center, with the New York State Police, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie, left, and Clinton County Sheriff David Favro attend a news conference, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Plattsburgh, N.Y. where they discussed the escape of David Sweat and Richard Matt from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. The pair escaped from the maximum-security facility 12 days ago. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a woman who provided hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools to two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison discussed having them kill her husband.

Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie says Joyce Mitchell talked to inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat about killing her husband, Lyle, who also works at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.

Sweat and Matt escaped from the prison June 6. They have yet to be apprehended. Joyce Mitchell, a prison tailoring shop instructor who befriended the inmates, was arrested June 12.

Meanwhile, state police expanded the search for the killers beyond a 16-square-mile area of woods, fields and swamps where the manhunt has been most intense. They're checking seasonal homes and hunting camps and have increased roving patrols.