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Chicago Murderer Steven L Robbins Recaptured

A convicted murderer who was mistakenly released in Chicago is back in custody.

Steven L Robbins, who is serving 60 years in jail in Indiana, was sent to Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday to face a drugs charge.

The case was dropped, but he was then wrongly released by Illinois authorities the next day - which officials blamed on a "clerical error".

He walked out of prison in civilian clothes given to him by prison staff.

A manhunt was launched and has was taken into custody on Friday night.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the arrest was made in Kankakee, Illinois, after interviews with family, friends and acquaintances helped police to pinpoint his location.

The 44-year-old from Gary, Indiana, was convicted in 2004 of murder and carrying a handgun without a licence.

His earliest possible release date is more than 16 years from now, on June 29, 2029.