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Old 05-15-2020, 03:02 PM
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Default Re: WF, 21 found shot to death in Denver alley after altercation with the negro

Suspect in Denver murder was paroled 3 weeks before killing due to coronavirus concerns at Colorado prisons
Cornelius Haney became eligible for parole in 2017 and was released April 15

May 15, 2020 at 2:22 p.m.

A suspect in the fatal Denver shooting of a 21-year-old woman was paroled from Colorado’s prison system three weeks before the killing due to coronavirus concerns.

Cornelius Haney, now 40, pleaded guilty in 2016 to robbery and was sentenced to seven years in prison
, court records show. He was paroled April 15 — four months before his mandatory parole date — under powers granted to the Colorado Department of Corrections by Gov. Jared Polis meant to speed up certain releases from the prison system to lower the population amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Haney had been eligible for parole since March 2017.

“Mr. Haney had a mandatory release date of Aug. 22, 2020, and would have been required to be released at that time regardless of the Parole Board decision,” Department of Corrections spokeswoman Annie Skinner said in an emailed statement Friday. “Mr. Haney was released due to special needs parole criteria. When looking at special needs parole criteria, the Department of Corrections’ medical staff reviews offenders for risk factors related to COVID as documented by the Centers for Disease Control.”
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