Report: Suspect in Death of Colorado Prison Chief Released From Prison Four Years Early Due to Clerical Error (VIDEO)

April 2, 2013 Updated Apr 2, 2013 at 3:53 PM EST

According to a report from the Denver Post, the 28-year-old man tied to last month's killing of Colorado state prison chief Tom Clements was released from prison four years early due to a clerical error.

According to the Denver Post report, the man was released from prison in late January, but should have served four additional years in prison as the result of a 2008 conviction for assaulting a prison guard. The sentences were supposed to have run consecutively, but were instead mistakenly imposed concurrently due to the clerical error, according to the Denver Post report.

The suspect was shot to death during a shootout with police in Texas two days after the shooting death of Clements, according to the Post report.

Read the Denver Post report HERE.




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