Was Clements Hit Payback for Protection by Colorado Prison Gang?


The Denver Post reports that investigators have answered key questions about the slaying earlier this year of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements by an ex-inmate, Evan Ebel. A source, citing information in sealed court documents, said the founder of the 211 Crew protected Ebel after a rival prison gang targeted the white supremacist soldier for violence at Sterling Correctional Facility. That left the young gang member with a debt authorities suspect he repaid by killing Clements.

FBI and El Paso County investigators have been working for months to piece together the investigation into the murder of Clements and pizza delivery driver Nathan Leon in March. Answers to two other central questions apparently remain elusive: Why was Clements targeted? And did the murder plot involve a Saudi inmate imprisoned in Colorado?

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