Fortunately Joyce Mitchell came to her senses in time to save both her and her husband’s lives.
‘She said: “I love my husband, I am not hurting him”,’ he said. ‘She said, “Then I knew I was over my head”. . . .
‘She told me that [Richard] Matt was giving her attention and stuff… and she didn’t believe I loved her anymore,’ her husband told Lauer. ‘It was like a fantasy.’ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3135998/Husband-Shawshank-prison-worker-describes-harrowing-moment-learned-two-escapees-wanted-kill-wife-realized-deep.html