Because the judge did not expressly state that the sentence was consecutive, the court judicial assistant did not include that term in the mittimus, the sentence order that went to the Department of Corrections. The court regrets this oversight and extends condolences to the families of Mr. Nathan Leon and Mr. Tom Clements.11th Judicial District of Colorado administrator Walter Blair • Discussing the situation around Evan Ebel, a man who shot and killed a prison chief last month. Turns out that, due to a clerical error, Ebel was let go four years early, after having four years added to his prison sentence due to a 2008 assault on a police guard. Instead, the sentence was misinterpreted as concurrent, leading to his release — and the slaying of two people. Ebel himself was killed March 21 in a shootout with police.
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» SFB says: You know, we literally read this before we posted that article, and it must’ve had some negative subliminal effect on us. Either way, was totally unintentional, obviously, and is fixed. But we do want to apologize. It’s an obvious error to make, and we’re a small staff, but that doesn’t mean that it’s right. We’ll be more careful next time. — Ernie @ SFB
An obituary on Wednesday about the violinist Roman Totenberg repeated an error from a 1935 Times report on a concert in Washington at which Mr. Totenberg made his United States debut. He performed Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major — not in D Minor. (There is no such Beethoven violin concerto.) And the obituary misstated the surname of the pianist in the Alma Trio, which also included Mr. Totenberg and the cellist Gabor Rejto. He was Adolph Baller, not Bailer.In which the New York Times corrects a 77-year-old error. (ht Poynter)
The sausage was being made in front of our eyes, with all of the messiness that analogy implies.Poynter’s Craig Silverman • Discussing the Gabrielle Giffords shooting one year ago today, as well as the way the media covered it on Twitter. Very notably that day, NPR tweeted that Giffords had died of a gunshot wound to the head, and a number of media outlets reported it, when she in fact hadn’t. Silverman, who runs Regret the Error for Poynter, kept a Storify from that day. It was a key moment for the real-time news movement, and a decision that once might’ve played behind closed doors is now in plain sight. It reflects the new world we live in as both news producers and news consumers — one where the errors play out in the open. source (via • follow)