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Convicted murderer accidentally released from prison: Report

Jeremey Kelly accidental release

Poor communication between federal and state prison officials led to the release of convicted murderer Jeremy Kelly in Nevada, reports say. (Nevada Department of Corrections)

A convicted murderer who was supposed to be in prison roamed the streets for over a year because of bad communication between federal and state authorities, according to reports.

It took until Jeremy Brian Kelly’s parole hearing scheduled for Jan. 30 for officials with the Nevada Department of Corrections to realize he was not in custody, court records obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal said.

Kelly was just 15 years old when he murdered a 47-year-old man in Las Vegas in 1996. Local CBS affiliate KLAS posted a copy of the original arrest affidavit that said the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department received a call around 12:30 a.m. June 2, 1996, about gunshots at an apartment. They responded to find Terry Dixon dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Witnesses told cops Dixon’s son Sean Dixon had been saying he was going to kill his father and had a gun, the affidavit said. Witnesses said three people running from the apartment after the shooting. A security guard said he saw a Ford truck leaving the complex with two juveniles later identified as Sean Dixon and Kelly inside. Cops later spotted the vehicle and the driver fled, leading them on a high-speed chase, the affidavit said.

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