Crime

Evan Ebel: John Hickenlooper knew dad of alleged Tom Clements-Nathan Leon killer

Update: The tale of Evan Ebel, the man shot during a gun battle with law enforcers in Texas on Thursday (see our previous coverage below), seems to grow stranger with each passing day. Hours after Ebel was taken off life support, as evidence that he had killed both pizza-delivery man Nathan Leon and Tom Clements, the Department of Corrections' executive director, we learn that Governor John Hickenlooper, who appointed Clements, knew Ebel's father -- and knew of the troubled son who may have just killed the man he considered a good friend.
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