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Inmate Released From Prison 36-Years Too Early

(KUTV) HOUSTON - A man convicted of attempted murder managed to track down his victim – after he was accidentally let out of prison 36-years too early.

Willie Joe McAdams was convicted of shooting Cedric Thomas in the head during an argument at a Houston sports bar in 2003. The shooting left Thomas blind in one eye. A year later, McAdams was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison.

However, a clerical error was made – when someone at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice mistakenly wrote 4 years instead of 40 on the official documentation. As a result, officials released McAdams in May believing that he had served his entire sentence.

Two months after his accidental release, which still went unrecognized, McAdams tracked his victim to a Houston area bar during the Fourth of July weekend. But instead of using violence, McAdams merely wanted to shake a shocked Thomas’ hand and apologize for the shooting.

"What if he still had malice in his heart and wanted to kill me," said Thomas, who lost an eye in the shooting.

Authorities became aware of the mistake on July 18, when efforts were made to track McAdams and recapture him. The next day, he was caught following a traffic stop. He is expected to return to prison and serve the rest of his sentence. Officials say he will first be eligible for parole in 16 years.

“We let out hundreds of inmates a day,'' TDCJ official Michelle Lyons said. “It usually goes off without a hitch."

(Information from the Houston Chronicle)

(© 2007 Four Points Media Group, LLC., All rights reserved.)

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Well its a good thing that he dident avenge is sentence and start shooting spree. And at least is going back.

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A clerical error???? Shouldn't they get a copy of the judges order at the prison? I understand mistakes happen. This could have been a tragic mistake. Thank God it was discovered, and he will be returning to finish his sentence.

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Everything's big in Texas... "clerical errors" included.


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Things that make you go, "Hummm".

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WOW!!!!!! That's all I can say right now.

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whats the big deal? they let inmates out before their release date in pennsylvania all the time. of course they have to go hunting for them afterwards to bring them back!!

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yeah thats old news got to love a screw up huh


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oops