Comment
0
Tweet
0
Print
RSS Feeds

Colo. prison chief's death suspect took medication

Tuesday - 7/23/2013, 12:34pm  ET

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows paroled inmate Evan Ebel, alleged gunman in the shooting death of Colorado corrections chief Tom Clements. An autopsy on Ebel found anti-anxiety medication in his system. The examination report confirms that Ebel died as a result of a gunshot to the forehead. (AP Photo/Colorado Department of Corrections, File)

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

The examination report confirms that Evan Ebel 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.

Authorities say he was on the run after killing Colorado corrections director Tom Clements and pizza deliveryman Nathan Leon.

The killings came soon after Ebel's release from prison. He served eight years, much of it in solitary confinement. His parents say he had behavioral problems since he was a child and prison damaged him even more.

The Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/lrz9he6 ) obtained the report Monday through an open-records request.

___

Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.