Murder suspects who escaped custody in Utah recaptured in Arizona
KSTU
The Navajo County Sheriff's Office and US Marshals apprehended Blane Barksdale, 56, and Susan Barksdale, 59, Wednesday night.

By Scott McKane and Rebecca Green, KSTU

NAVAJO COUNTY, Ariz. (KSTU) -- Two people accused of murder have been recaptured in Arizona after they overpowered their guards and escaped while in Utah last month.

The Navajo County Sheriff's Office and US Marshals apprehended Blane Barksdale, 56, and Susan Barksdale, 59, Wednesday night.

The Barksdales escaped last month while being transported from New York to Arizona in connection with the murder of 72-year-old Frank Bligh in Phoenix.

While in the Blanding, Utah area, the two faked a medical emergency and then overpowered their guards when they stopped the van. The guards worked for a private security company.

MORE: Murder suspects who escaped custody in Utah recaptured in Arizona - KSTU

Comments