CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The man convicted in a 2010 Charleston murder was given more prison time Monday for a violent escape attempt.
Thomas Mallo, 18, was sentenced to an additional 10 years behind bars on top of his already-in-place, 40 year second degree murder sentence.
Mallo attempted to escape from a juvenile correctional facility in Salem. During the breakout attempt, he also assaulted a correctional officer.
Mallo is currently serving time for the 2010 murder of Phyllis Phares, 82, in Charleston. Phares was stabbed more than 35 times in the incident. Mallo previously pleaded guilty in the murder.