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Evan Ebel Update: Suspect in killing of Colo. prisons chief took anti-anxiety medication

This undated photo released by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows paroled inmate Evan Spencer Ebel. Ebel, 28, is the man who led Texas authorities on a 100 mph car chase that ended in a shootout Thursday, March 21, 2013, and may be linked to the slaying of Colorado's state prison chief. AP Photo/Colorado Department of Corrections

Evan Spencer Ebel
AP Photo/Colorado Department of Corrections

(AP) DENVER - An autopsy on Evan Ebel, the man suspected of killing the Colorado prisons chief and a Denver pizza delivery driver, found anti-anxiety medication in Ebel's system but no evidence of stronger drugs.

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The examination report confirms that Ebel, 28, died as a result of a gunshot to the forehead. Texas sheriff's deputies shot and killed him March 21 during a wild chase and shootout.

The autopsy report was obtained by The Denver Post Monday through an open-records request.

Authorities said Ebel was on the run after killing Colorado corrections director Tom Clements and pizza deliveryman Nathan Leon in March, three months after he was released from prison prematurely.

Ebel was released from prison four years earlier than he was supposed to be because of a paperwork error. The mistake prompted Gov. John Hickenlooper to order an audit of inmate sentencing records.

Ebel served eight years, much of it in solitary confinement. His parents have said he had behavioral problems since he was a child, and prison damaged him even more.

Previously released prison records show he was known as "Ebel Evil" behind bars and was a member of a white supremacist gang. He had a swastika tattooed on his stomach and the word "Hate" on his hands.

He was convicted of several crimes in Colorado dating to 2003, including assaulting a prison guard in 2008.

Complete coverage of the Tom Clements case on Crimesider

  • Crimesider Staff

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