A Nevada prison investigator says a self-described pimp who admits bribing a guard to obtain cellphones behind bars was plotting an escape before his death penalty trial in a fatal Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash.
David Molnar, Nevada Department of Corrections supervisory investigator, didn't detail the escape plan involving Ammar Harris in testimony Wednesday before a Las Vegas judge.
Harris and another inmate, Derrick McKnight, said Wednesday that they'll plead guilty to one felony charge each of bribing a public officer.
Each could have up to five years tacked onto his prison sentence. Harris is serving time for a rape and robbery conviction.
Molnar says McKnight told him phones found in Harris' cell were for an escape plan.
The 28-year-old Harris faces trial next July in the 2013 shooting and crash that killed three.