Thursday, March 21, 2013

Colorado Head of Prisons Murdered in his Home

Tom Clements, Colorado Department of Corrections (file image)


The head of the department of corrections in the US state of Colorado has been shot dead at his home, authorities say.

Tom Clements, 58, was shot on Tuesday evening as he was called to the front door of his home near the city of Colorado Springs, officials said.

"We know of his position and realise that it is a possible motive for a crime such as this," the El Paso County Sheriff's office spokesman told the newspaper.

"It's a quick, rapidly evolving investigation."

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper appointed Mr Clements to the post in 2011. The prisons chief had previously worked for more than three decades in the Missouri Department of Corrections.



    Just a week before his murder, Clements wrote a letter on March 11 to convicted Saudi national Homaidan al-Turki, stating that he was denying his request to complete his sentence in his home country. Al-Turki’s application to complete his sentence in Saudi Arabia had cleared reviews by prison officials,

    “Information provided indicates that you have been given multiple opportunities to be screened by the Sex Offender Treatment and Monitoring Program,” Clements wrote to al-Turki dated. “You have reportedly declined based upon religious reasons/conflicts with your Islamic faith.

    1. The man spent his career as a prison guard before being promoted to the front office, so to speak. I'm sure he pissed off quite a few people along the way, but by all means, lets blame the evil Muslims.