Woman who held up prison escort receives suspended sentence


The Plzeň District Court has handed a four-year-suspended sentence of one year in prison to a Czech woman, Dagmar Tauchenová, who helped her husband, a convict, escape from a prison escort last year. The incident took place last November at gunpoint; Mrs Tauchenová's husband had been serving time for robbery. Within a day the police learned of the couple’s whereabouts, but the 42-year-old convict killed himself rather than allow himself to be recaptured. Surrounded, Mrs Tauchenová was herself shot and seriously wounded while trying to get away. Her wounds required emergency surgery.