Friday, February 1, 2013

Indiana Convicted Murderer Mistakenly Released By Cook County Court And Sheriff's Department

Steven L. Robbins

Robbins, a convicted killer from Indiana was mistakenly released in Cook County after drug and weapons charges were dropped.

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 1, 2013

Chicago, IL - On Friday, the Cook County Sheriff's Office confirmed,  that the department is searching for an Indiana inmate convicted of murder who was mistakenly freed from their custody. Steven L. Robbins, 44, who was convicted in 2002 for a homicide in Indiana was extradited to Illinois to face several felony drug and weapons charges, according to the Indiana Department of Corrections. The charges were dropped on Tuesday by a Cook County judge.
Instead of Robbins being held on the murder conviction and returned to Indiana to finish his 60 year term for murder. He was released and set free on Tuesday by Cook County Court officials and sheriff's department.
The Cook County Sheriff's Office launched an internal investigation to determine what led to Robbins release from custody. Robbins hasn't been seen in four days, since his release.

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