Peter Marcus and Marianne Goodland

Murder of Clements stuns Capitol

Corrections chief lauded by Governor; coincidences abound
The Colorado Statesman

Tom Clements, executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, was shot to death in his Monument home Tuesday evening.

In a bizarre twist, the suspect named in the case, Evan Spencer Ebel, 28 — a recent parolee with known ties to white supremacy — has been indirectly linked to Gov. John Hickenlooper. The governor has acknowledged his close relationship with Ebel’s father, Boulder attorney Jack Ebel, who Hickenlooper first met as a geologist working for an oil company. The two have remained close friends, according to the governor.