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Inmate charged with murder on the lam after mistaken release
Inmate charged with murder on the lam after mistaken release

A Baltimore man awaiting trial for murder was mistakenly released from a city detention facility on Friday — an error that was not realized for two days, corrections officials said Monday. Officials learned Sunday night that Rodriquez Purnell, 30, was missing from the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center, officials said. "They immediately notified law enforcement and began an investigation, and subsequently determined that the actual release occurred on Friday night," corrections spokesman Mark A. Vernarelli said in an e-mail. Officials did not publicly disclose Purnell's release until Monday afternoon. Purnell's trial on charges of...

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