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Murder suspect mistakenly released from L.A. jail is captured

Murder suspect mistakenly released from L.A. jail is captured

A suspected killer who has been on the lam since being mistakenly freed from jail in Los Angeles has been caught in Boulder City, Nevada, Sheriff's Department officials announced Monday.

Steven Wright was arrested at a hotel Monday morning before noon, the sheriff's department said in a statement. He will be sent back to California pending an extradition hearing.

A series of paperwork errors allowed Wright to walk out of jail on Jan. 30, even though the 37-year-old alleged gang member was awaiting trial in a 2011 Pasadena slaying. He was also convicted of attempted murder last year, and was awaiting sentencing in that case.

Wright had been sentenced to five days in...

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