2 killers released early with bogus paperwork in Florida - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

2 killers released early with bogus paperwork in Florida

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ORLANDO, FL -

Authorities are searching for two convicted killers who were freed by bogus paperwork as questions linger about who created the legitimate-looking documents that exposed gaps in Florida's judicial system.

Within days of walking out of prison, Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, who had been sentenced to life, traveled about 300 miles to a jail an Orlando and registered as felons.

They signed paperwork. They were fingerprinted, and they were even photographed before walking out of the jail without raising any alarms. Had one of the murder victim's family not contacted prosecutors, authorities might not have known about the mistaken releases.

Authorities are trying to figure out how that could have happened and how to stop it from happening again.

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