A clerical error put Evan Ebel back on the streets about four years too early--a mistake that may have proved fatal.
Just months after his early release, authorities believe he murdered a Denver-area pizza delivery man and Colorado prison chief Tom Clements.
Based on a new audit, Ebel's early release may have been far from an anomaly--he instead may have been among hundreds of Colorado inmates mistakenly released early.
The review is still underway, but has already revealed that almost 300 inmates may have received incorrect sentences. Fifty-six cases have already been adjusted by judges--and more than 2,000 cases are still awaiting review in the audit.
Officials at the Department of Corrections, along with judges, are working as fast as they can to fix the problem. The major focus now is on inmates that will be released within the next 30 days, and those that committed certain crimes including assault, escape, holding hostages and stalking.
The review is expected to be done in July.
You can trust 11 News to stay on top of this story and let you know what else is uncovered during the review process.
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