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.


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.


via Associated Press & CBS
cover pic: ABC

Purnell pic: CBS
Squints pic: The Athletic Nerd

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