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COLORADO SPRINGS - The Colorado Department of Corrections has released the full prison files of Evan Ebel and Homaidan Al-Turki to 9Wants to Know Friday afternoon. 

Both men are part of the investigation in the murder of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements. 

According to the documents, law enforcement officials went to Evan Ebel's home four hours prior to the murder Clements. Authorities discovered that Ebel was missing as well as most of his clothes.

Ebel had failed to check in with his parole officer for several days before the home visit on March 19. Clements was shot and killed at his home in Monument around 8:30 p.m. that same day.

Documents shed light on Ebel's childhood

Ebel's pre-sentence evaluation says he started drinking alcohol and doing marijuana when he was 10 years old. By 12, he was doing cocaine.

By the time he turned 16 years old, he was doing methamphetamine on a daily basis, the court records showed. 

Ebel was a violent prisoner who assaulted a fellow inmate and guard while in prison. Instead of signing his name on a disciplinary form, Ebel wrote, "Kiss my white (expletive)."

Ebel also smeared feces in a cell and threatened to kill staff.

During a scuffle with with corrections officers, about a month before he was released, the officers threatened use of restraint to take him to the shower. He responded, telling them they could do that because he had only a month left and he had "a lot to do" when he got out.

He was found to be too angry and disruptive just two weeks before his mandatory release that he wasn't allowed to be around other prisoners.

 

Police say Ebel shot Department of Corrections Chief Tom Clements and father-of-three Nate Leon in March. Ebel then drove to Texas and died after a shootout with police.

Ebel was a member of the white supremacist gang 211 Crew and was released early from prison in January.

9Wants to Know broke the news in March that a court error allowed Ebel to get out four years early and serve no additional time for assaulting a corrections officer while in prison.

Authorities looking at Saudi inmate connection

This week, 9NEWS reported investigators had talked to 211 Crew members and investigated possible financial dealings members of the gang may have had with Saudi inmate Homaidan Al-Turki.

Sources say they are looking into whether Al-Turki may have paid 211 Crew members for protection while he was in prison. One source said Al-Turki may have traded items of value for protection.

Clements' shooting death at his Monument home occurred a week after he denied a request by Al-Turki, to serve out the remainder of a Colorado prison sentence in his native Saudi Arabia. Clements had cited the offender's refusal to undergo sex-offender treatment.

Documents also show Homaidan Al-Turki has filed many grievances against the Department of Correction including ones that his religious beliefs were being violated, according to documents just released to 9Wants to Know by the Department of Corrections. Al-Turki had large sums of money deposited into his prison bank account as recently as April, the records also show.

Al-Turki, a well-known member of Denver's Muslim community, was convicted in 2006 of charges including unlawful sexual contact by use of force and sentenced to 28 years to life in prison.

Prosecutors said Al-Turki kept a housekeeper a virtual slave for four years in his home and sexually assaulted her.

A judge reduced the sentence to eight years to life. Al-Turki insisted the case was politically motivated.

Have a comment or tip for investigative reporter Jace Larson? Call him at 303-871-1432 or e-mail him
jace.larson@9news.com

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