TODAY | April 02, 2013
>>> there is new information in the shooting death of colorado 's prison chief and natalie is here with details on that.
>> good morning, matt and savannah. officials admit the suspected killer in the case should have been behind bars at the time, but he was released due to a clerical error.
>> i am confident they will fix the problem going forward and that it won't happen again.
>> reporter: strong words from the district attorney's office after a colorado court admitted evan ebel was released from prison four years earlier, he's accused of murdering tom clements and in a on this leon after getting out of prison. ebel died after a shoot-out with texas authorities. ebel was already in prison on an eight-year stint for burglary and car theft when he punched a prison guard in 2006 . he could have received 12 more years but in a plea deal he was sentenced in 2008 to an additional four years. in a statement from the colorado department of corrections , the court order did not specify consecutive or concurrent sentencing. that led prison officials to impose a sentence that was concurrent, meaning ebel served no additional time for punching the guard.
>> i think it's probably worth the effort to go back and make sure we don't have any other cases out there where this problem has occurred before.