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May 30, 2013 12:48 PM by Eugene Daniels

Final arraignment for person of interest in Clements murder set for June 20

 

   A continuance was issued by Judge William Bain in the James Lohr case for June 20 on Thursday morning. Lohr is listed as a person of interest in the killing of Colorado prison chief Tom Clements. Lohr is facing several charges from the night he was arrested in Colorado Springs including vehicular eluding and tampering with physical evidence. His lawyers asked for the continuance so they could review evidence in the case further, including information being witheld by the prosecution.

   The prosecution was witholding two paragraphs from a report because they felt the information enclosed could create a dangerous situation for others. The judge ordered both paragrpahs be disclosed under a protective order. The defense is only allowed to receive copies for the lawyers and investigator in the case; Lohr is only allowed to view the information and cannot share anything he learns with anyone else.

   The judge agreed there could be some danger for others but ultimately released the information because he felt it could be helpful for the defense for cross examination and the  danger involved isn't significant enough to warrant it being witheld.

   Investigators say James Lohr is a member of the 211 Crew which is a white supremacist prison gang that Evan Ebel was also a member of, Ebel is the chief suspect in the murder of Tom Clements.

 

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