05/05/08 - Man Pleads Guilty to Helping Kysor
A 26-year-old inmate from Philadelphia has pleaded guilty to helping convicted killer Malcolm Kysor escape from the State Correctional Institution at Albion in November. John Gromer entered the plea today in Erie County Court to one count of criminal conspiracy to commit escape. He remains in jail and his sentencing is set for July 22. State police accuse Gromer of helping Kysor escape by hiding him in a garbage can. . The can and Kysor went outside the prison gates on the back of a state Department of Corrections truck. Kysor was found April 5 in Bakersfield, Calif. He is now in the state prison at Mercer. His preliminary hearing on an escape charge is May 29.