Suspected murderer Evan Ebel's prison purchases

12:01 PM, May 9, 2013   |    comments
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COLORADO SPRINGS - New documents just released from Evan Ebel's prison file show he regularly received Western Union wire transfers ranging from several hundred dollars to more than $1,000, 9Wants to Know reports.

The Colorado Department of Corrections released the additional documents on Thursday. A spokeswoman said the documents should have been released last week as part of Colorado Open Records Act request submitted by 9NEWS.

A few times each year, Ebel received deposits ranging from $500 to $1,200, records show. There are other deposits for fewer than $25 that appear to be credits back for canteen purchases or other unidentified reasons.

Ebel used the money to buy common items such as snacks, protein bars, soap, stamps and toothbrushes, among other items.

The Department of Corrections had previously released much of Ebel's prison file. 

Read about what information 9Wants to Know learned from those documents 

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.

Read other 9NEWS stories about the murder of Tom Clements.

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