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NATIONAL CITY, New York (AP) — A man who escaped from the maximum security New York State Penitentiary in 2002 and was recaptured two years later has been indicted on charges of raping and killing an inmate in a prison bathroom.
Natalie Ann Gurney, 53, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for her alleged crimes, which included rape and attempted murder, and she was sentenced to serve at least 20 years behind bars.
She’s scheduled to be eligible for parole in 2031.
The prison system said it would consider applying for a parolee review in 2021.
A federal grand jury indicted Gurny in April.
She had been in custody since being recaptured in 2002.
A spokesman for New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday the governor would review the case.
The New York Daily News reported that Gurnette had been incarcerated in an isolation unit at the maximum-security prison.
Gurney was convicted of kidnapping and murder in 2003, according to the indictment.
She was released from prison in 2007.
A lawyer for Gurnee said her client would plead not guilty.
The Associated Press is not naming Gurnsey because she’s a woman and is under federal indictment.
The AP reported last year that Grendey had become a registered sex offender and that she had been on parole since 2002.