Maryland Inmate Facing Murder Charges Was Mistakenly Released

News — October 21, 2014 at 5:12 pm by

This past Friday, 30-year-old Rodriguez Purnell was mistakenly released from the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center in Baltimore. Purnell was awaiting trial for the murder of 27-year-old Terrance Rheubottom, who was shot to death on St. Patrick’s Day last year. According to The Associated Press, “Purnell also had been convicted of assaulting a corrections worker.” It’s been reported that he was released because of a breach in protocol, and it was not known that he was missing until Sunday. If you have any information on Purnell’s whereabouts, call 911.

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I mean, what the fuck? They couldn’t mistakenly release a jaywalker or some pothead? It had to be a murderer. Guy just waltzes right out the front door. Unbelievable. Somebody’s gotta get shit-canned for this one.

As awful as this situation is, I would love to know what was going through Purnell’s head as they let him out. He had to think he was dreaming or something. I grin from ear to ear if I find a five spot in a pair of sweatpants, so I can only imagine how happy he was to get out of the slammer. Homeboy probably had the biggest, goofiest smile on his face since Squints put the moves on Wendy.

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via Associated Press & CBS
cover pic: ABC

Purnell pic: CBS
Squints pic: The Athletic Nerd

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