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Michigan Prison Escapee Agrees To Return From Ind.

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LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) - A convicted killer who escaped from a Michigan prison was due to return there after withdrawing his court motion fighting extradition from Indiana.

Michael David Elliot maintained his innocence after the brief hearing Thursday in LaPorte County, Ind., shouting "I'm innocent" from an elevator after being escorted from the courtroom.

Deputy LaPorte County Prosecutor Christopher Fronk says Michigan authorities were in LaPorte and expected to return Elliot to Ionia Correctional Facility later Thursday.

Elliot escaped Feb. 2 and was captured in northern Indiana the next day. He's charged with auto theft, carjacking, kidnapping and escape in the two states.

Elliot was serving life in prison without parole after being convicted of fatally shooting four people and burning down their Gladwin County house in 1993 when he was 20 years old.

More from 6 News: Prison Escapee Schedule For Extradition Hearing Thursday

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