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Evan Ebel's feces-smeared prison records and straw-purchase controversy


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Photos, video below.
Update, 5:58 a.m. March 27: The investigation into Evan Ebel, who's thought to have murdered pizza-delivery man Nathan Leon and Colorado Department of Corrections boss Tom Clements, has delved into speculation; look below to see our previous coverage about possible motivation provided by his reported membership in a white supremacist prison gang.

Now, however, we're learning more about physical evidence from his car, including bomb-making equipment and letters from someone named "Nate."

This last discovery is one particularly fitted to fuel conspiracy theories, since Leon was known by his friends and loved ones by that name. However, there's been no suggestion from anyone that Leon was anything other than an innocent victim of a senseless crime that may have been committed simply so that Ebel could obtain a Domino's jacket with which he could convince Clements to open the door of his home in Monument last week -- after which he was immediately shot in the chest.

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Nathan Leon.
Thus far, officials in Texas, where Ebel was shot to death by law enforcers after opening fire on a deputy and leading officers on a wild car chase, have not talked about clues that specifically tie the troubled son of Jack Ebel, Governor John Hickenlooper's longtime friend, to the Leon murder -- and that's true of Colorado authorities as well. But we know there are links between a gun used in the shootout with Texas officers and the Clements killing from this statement from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office:
The Colorado Springs Metro Crime Lab has completed the analysis of shell casings collected in Texas by El Paso County Sheriff's Office investigators. The analysis done by ballistics experts has concluded the gun used by Evan Ebel in Texas was the same weapon used in the shooting death of Tom Clements. The confirmation goes well beyond acknowledging the same caliber and brand of ammunition being used, but rather is based on unique, and often microscopic markings left on the casings at both scenes.
Other items found in the car, and cataloged in a Texas document referenced by CBS4 are equally intriguing. They include what's described as bomb-making equipment, black powder, surveillance cameras, a digital voice recorder and, in a black backpack containing some paperwork, including the aforementioned letters, handwritten directions and Department of Corrections documents.

The latter could be something as simple as discharge releases. But the mere fact that Ebel had such docs after apparently slaying Clements certainly raises more questions.

Presumably the answers will continue to accrue as the days more forward. In the meantime, here's a larger look at a 2003 mug shot of Ebel and the latest CBS4 report, followed by part of our previous coverage.

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Evan Ebel.

Continue for more about the killings of Tom Clements and Nathan Leon, including photos and video.


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19 comments
bugsycook
bugsycook

I wonder if republicans now wish his mother would have had an abortion.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

If 'only' he had jesus in his heart ...

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

What did I write directly following the release of this story ?

We had best not learn he was released EARLY,& guess what ???

The 'hero' for the people was IN FACT released SEVERAL months EARLY !

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Typical PRISON TORTURE ... drives inmates INSANE ... who then come back to bite society in the ass.

The U$A DESERVES all the Psychotic Homicidal Animals it CREATES!

Reap what ye sow, suckers!


Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

The only part that saddens me is the murdering of Leon . Especially now we are hearing Evan had a 'List' !

You can't tell me Leon was on the list UNLESS he snitched on someone 'ranked' in that stupid f'n gang !

I bet these 'Corruptional' officers will begin thinking TWICE before kicking the living shit out of cuffed & restrained, inmates !

Danny Ferguson
Danny Ferguson

Just sad people are like this. He needed to be locked up forever. But now, he's gone. No great loss.

Justin Jones
Justin Jones

We don't want people like this back on the street. He should have got an extra year every time he did one of these things!

davebarnes
davebarnes topcommenter

@Michael 

Ditch the "suspected".

He is not going to trial.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "Post quoted an anonymous Department of Corrections source [who was not authorized to speak about the case]"

Find the source of the unauthorized leak, and fire them ... or expose the Post as the lying propagandists that they are.


stuka1
stuka1

@Nixonlooper: "Although Jack loved his son, he never asked me to intervene on his behalf and I never asked for any special treatment for his son."

Overly defensive much, Hick? Methinks thou protest too much!

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@Danny Ferguson  Clements, I fully agree !

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Justin Jones ... Jesus would be proud of your vindictiveness.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... the Hickster often become noticeably agitated and defensive in interviews, even on inconsequential and trivial topics. He might just be projecting his insecurities and feelings of political inadequacy given his fast rise to governor ... with no substantial prior political experience.


Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@DonkeyHotay @stuka1  Hotay, you have a point here . His heart's in the right place BUT EXPERIENCE wise ?.......

He's feeling a NON-DESERVANT  guilt . He hired a professional in Clements & HE FAILED to straighten out the prisons . NOT HICKENLOOPER !

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@DonkeyHotay  That's NOT what I'm hearing from the men I'm in contact with, which covers most of the facilities .

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Juan_Leg    Rome wasn't built in a day.

The tragic irony of this situation is that Clements was the MOST LIBERAL, Reformist, REHABILITATIVE prison director this state has ever seen. He was against the old abusive punitive tortures that Ebel suffered, and was working to eliminate them.

This will set prison reform back DECADES ... to the detriment and suffering of all inmates.


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