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Apr 30, 2013 10:46 AM by Patricia Collier

Alleged gun buyer in Tom Clements case due in court

DENVER (AP) - A woman accused of giving a gun to the suspect in the killing of Colorado's prisons chief is due in court.
Stevie Marie Vigil is scheduled to appear for a routine hearing Tuesday afternoon. She is charged with illegally giving a gun to convicted felon Evan Ebel.
Ebel died in a shootout with Texas authorities last month. He is the only named suspect in the killing of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements.

Ebel was legally prohibited from buying a gun. Authorities allege Vigil bought one on his behalf. That gun was found on Ebel's body in Texas. Ballistics tests show it was the one used to kill Clements.

A cousin of Vigil's has said she is hardworking and law-abiding and that she may have been afraid of Ebel.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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