Investigators: Ebel didn't act alone in murder

KUSA - Investigators in the murder of Colorado Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements now say the killer had co-conspirators.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is talking about that theory publicly for the first time since the March 2013 shooting. Clements was murdered at his home by a man dressed as a pizza delivery driver. The killer, parolee Evan Ebel, died after a police shootout in Texas a couple days later.

A sheriff's spokesman says detectives met several times with prosecutors at the district attorney's office to go over the alleged activities of co-conspirators.

However, the district attorney said in a statement Tuesday that it is "untrue that anyone from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office has asked this office to file criminal charges in the death of Tom Clements."

The release goes on to say that the DA's office is confused as to a motive behind the allegations from sheriff's office:

From March 19, 2013, we have had a team of experienced prosecutors, including District Attorney Dan May, committed to this investigation. As a part of this commitment, the District Attorney's Office has repeatedly requested reports from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office in order that we may be advised of any progress made in their investigation. Again, no reports have ever been provided. The motivation behind the recent allegations made by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office remains a mystery.

Detectives still have the case open, and say they are working with the Department of Corrections to try to get more evidence.

Detectives won't comment on the number of co-conspirators, their names, or their role in plotting the crime. Ebel was a member of a white supremacist prison gang.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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