Report Examines Why Craiglist Murder Suspect Was Released From Ohio Jail

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Associated Press

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Updated Wed, Jan 18, 2012 3:27 pm

A new report says ambiguity over rules governing prisoner transfers helps explain why a Texas parolee now suspected in a deadly Craigslist robbery scheme was mistakenly released from Ohio custody twice.

The report by Ohio's Adult Offender Supervision council says Texas was clear that its warrants for Richard Beasley did not allow bonds.
 
But the report obtained today by The Associated Press also says Texas provided ambiguous information to Summit County jail officials about when it would pick up Beasley.
 
The report recommends training for jailers, prosecutors and judges about such warrants and encourages better communication between jails and out-of-state state prison officials.
 
Authorities say they are planning to charge the 52-year-old Beasley with killing three men and wounding a fourth between August and November.
 
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