Friday morning, Steven Robbins, a convicted murderer was mistakenly released in Chicago; Robbins was convicted of murder in Indianapolis, IN in 2002 and was issued a 60-year sentence and his earliest projected date of release is in 2029, according to Fox News. He was mistakenly released on Friday after an error was made by a Chicago court.
Steven Robbins was in Chicago at the Cook County Circuit Court for a hearing on drug and weapons charges that were filed in an unrelated case. That case was dropped and he was supposed to be returned to Indiana, according to the Indiana Department of Correction.
A search for Robbins, 44, is currently being conducted in the Chicago area and in Indiana.
Friday, the Indiana Department of Correction said:
For reasons yet unknown, the offender was released by Illinois authorities.
Authorities in Chicago and Indiana are helping with the search for Steven Robbins and they are looking into exactly what happened. Officials are asking for the public's help in the search. Robbins is in the photo above and he has a tattoo on the right side of his neck that reads "Nicole."
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