Gifted felons

By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 12, 2007

Cible suspects he was taken into Watland’s confidence because “my role was to protect him — he’s slight.” Watland is of medium height and wears glasses. Cible is tall, muscular, with a shaved head, and articulate — he would be imposing even within a hard prison environment. But Watland probably also teamed up with Cible because he could keep up intellectually.

Cible suggests, however, there is a fundamental difference between the two that is seen in how he reacted to Watland’s escape plans.

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