Mistakenly Freed Killer Arrested

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Mistakenly Freed Killer Arrested

February 2, 2013 Updated Feb 2, 2013 at 1:39 PM EST

CHICAGO (www.incnow.tv) A convicted murderer from Indiana who was mistakenly released following a Chicago court appearance was back in custody Saturday after authorities tracked him down.

The Cook County Sheriff's Department said Steven L Robbins, 44, was rearrested late Friday night about 60 miles south of Chicago in northeastern Illinois. Officials said they used various leads and interviews with friends and family members at police headquarters to locate him.

Robbins was serving a 60-year sentence for murder in Indiana and was escorted by Cook County sheriff's deputies to Chicago this week for a court appearance in a separate case involving drug and armed violence charges -- a case that had actually been dismissed in 2007.

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