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CO chief's murder brings more corrections errors to light


April 10, 2013
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CO chief's murder brings more corrections errors to light

Court officials found 2 more sentencing errors like the one that allowed Evan Ebel to walk out of prison 4 years early and kill the Colo. state prisons chief

Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado court officials have found two more sentencing errors like the one that allowed Evan Ebel to walk out of prison four years early and kill the state prisons chief and another man.

Prison officials said Tuesday the new errors were uncovered during a review of five years' worth of assault cases ordered by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

According to the Denver Post, neither mistake resulted in any inmates being improperly released.

Authorities believe Ebel killed pizza delivery driver Nathan Leon on March 17 and shot Department of Corrections chief Tom Clements on March 19.

Ebel, who was on parole, was killed in Texas during a shootout.

State lawmakers were meeting to finalize next year's budget Wednesday and were expected to add about $650,000 for new parole supervision policies.

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