March 23, 2013
This undated file photo released by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows paroled inmate Evan Spencer Ebel.
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The ex-convict suspected in the killing of Tom Clements, Colorado’s prison chief, slipped off his electronic monitoring bracelet and escaped before anyone noticed he was missing — all after he was mistakenly released from prison four years early.
Evan Ebel was released from prison more than 3 months early, largely due to his participation in programs championed by the man he is suspected of killing, Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, authorities say.
Behind bars, he was known as "Ebel Evil." Within a day of arriving at his first permanent prison, Evan Spencer Ebel, the suspect in last week's slaying of Colorado's prisons chief Tom Clements, got into a fight.
Investigators focus on parolee's possible link to assassination of Tom Clements
Colorado investigators on Saturday said for the first time that a former prison inmate who was killed in a gunfight with Texas authorities is a suspect in the death of Colorado's state prison system chief Tom Clements, formerly a Missouri prison official.
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