Escaped inmates fought about whether or not to kill kidnapped taxi driver

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ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - We're learning more about three men who escaped from a maximum security California jail late last month.

Late last month, officials said 43-year-old Bac Duong, 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri and 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu were able to saw through steel bars and leave the Orange County Men's Jail.

Tieu was behind bars after being accused of murder, Nayeri was arrested for torture and kidnapping charges and Duong faces charges of attempted murder.

While they are all facing serious charges, KTLA reports that an act of mercy led to one man turning himself in.

Authorities told KTLA that the inmates kidnapped a taxi driver and forced him to drive them to San Jose.

Several days later, Duong and Nayeri got into a physical fight over whether the driver should be killed.

While Nayeri and Tieu were away from the motel, Duong left with the taxi driver and headed back to Orange County to turn himself in.

Fortunately, the taxi driver was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.

A short time later, a witness recognized the remaining escapees' van and called police.

The pair were quickly captured.

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