Convicted killer back in Indiana prison

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A convicted killer recaptured after his mistaken release from a Chicago jail is back in prison in Indiana, where is serving a 60-year sentence for murder.

Prison spokeswoman Pam James says Steven Robbins arrived Saturday afternoon at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City and was being processed.

Robbins had been brought to Chicago to face charges from an old case, and was mistakenly freed on Wednesday instead of being returned to Indiana.

He was recaptured Friday night without incident at a home in Kankakee, 60 miles south of Chicago.

At a brief appearance in bond court in Chicago on Saturday, a public defender told the judge Robbins had "no intention to flee."

Attorney Todd Chatman noted Robbins was released by the state and said he was not at fault.

Authorities have recaptured a convicted murderer mistakenly released after a Chicago court appearance on drug and armed violence charges. 

The Cook County Sheriff's Department says Steven L. Robbins of Indiana was recaptured late Friday night in Kankakee, Ill. Officials received various leads and interviewed family and friends in helping to coordinate his capture. 

Robbins was serving a 60-year sentence in Indiana when he was brought to Cook County Circuit Court to face charges prosecutors later said were dismissed in 2007. After appearing before a judge, the 44-year-old Robbins was taken to Cook County Jail and was released hours later. A clerical error is suspected in the mix-up. 

Robbins was convicted of killing a man who intervened in an argument between Robbins and his wife outside an Indianapolis birthday party.

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