Colo. Killer Took Off Ankle Monitor

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows paroled inmate Evan Spencer Ebel. A clerical error allowed Ebel, suspected of killing Colorado’s prisons chief, to be released from custody about four years early, officials said Monday, April 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Colorado Department of Corrections, File)

    Evan Spencer Ebel. (Colorado Department of Corrections/AP)

    Evan Ebel, the man suspected of killing Colorado prison chief Tom Clements, slipped off his ankle monitor in violation of his parole days before his alleged killing spree—and Department of Corrections didn’t notice for five days, according to documents released on Tuesday. By the time the Department of Corrections noticed the violation, a Colorado prisons chief and pizza delivery man had been killed, and Ebel was heading south in a black Cadillac DeVille. Ebel was killed by police in a shootout with Texas police on March 21. On Monday, a district court apologized for the clerical error that resulted in Ebel’s release four years too soon.

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