LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say one of three suspects charged with the murder of a Lafayette man should have been in prison when the killing happened.
The Journal & Courier reports (http://bit.ly/nQBrpM ) that the Indiana Department of Correction released Antonio O.J. Williams from prison 17 months early due to a clerical error.
Williams is one of three people charged in the July 6 death of Jeremy K. Gibson, who was fatally beaten with a pickax or shovel in rural Tippecanoe County.
Gibson's stepfather, James Warbritton, calls the error a "wrong by the state" and says the family wants justice.
IDOC spokesman Doug Garrison says the agency regrets the error.
Williams and the other two suspects were being held without bond Saturday in the county jail. It wasn't clear if they had attorneys.