March 21st, 2013
12:57 PM ET

Prison chief's death: Saudi's case considered

[Posted at 12:57 p.m. ET] While the investigation into the slaying of Colorado's prison chief is "wide open," a top law enforcement official told CNN that one case involving a Saudi national is being considered.

When asked if any cases have risen to the top in the search for who killed Tom Clements, El Paso County Undersheriff Paula Presley brought up a case involving Homaidan al-Turki.

"There has been, you know, one case in specific that has been mentioned, certainly that the media has mentioned, with al-Turki, who was denied transfer back to Saudi Arabia. And certainly that has been in the media in the last 24 hours," Presley said, referring to reports in both the Denver Post and CNN affiliate the Denver Channel. Read more about this case

[Posted at 11:25 a.m. ET] Colorado beefed up security at the governor's office and other statewide locations amid the search for the person who gunned down the state's prison chief at his home less than 48 hours earlier, law enforcement said.

Tom Clements was shot dead Tuesday night after opening the door at his home in Monument, about 50 miles south of Denver.

"We are looking at all potential tips, leads, threats that Mr. Clements may have had from anybody in that prison system," El Paso County Undersheriff Paula Presley told CNN on Thursday. "The investigation is wide open at this point."

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  1. Ruth

    Maybe the assassin entered the US on one of those new 0bama expedited visas for Saudis. What's that, you say? All the 9-11 hijackers were Saudi? They should be at the top of the watch list? Nyah. This is the transitional 0bama administration! Open borders! Release the felons! Sue Arizona!

    My deepest sympathies, family of the deceased, unless you voted for 0bama. If so, then you reap what you sow.

    March 21, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Eye roll.

      March 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Albert

      Skel. R u always so rude? What did Ruth say that wasn't true? Did she insult u? No. Deflect ignore dodge and elude the facts while spreading hatred. Right in line with typical liberal mentality. Thanks for making this easy

      March 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      Rude??? What did she say?? As allways none are so blind as those who refuse to see. This republicant attacks anything non republican and democratic. Attacks OUR President for no reason. Your party is so out of touch, mean spirited, racist, its become a meaningless joke. The trouble with being a consertive is that you dont move and everything about you becomes old moldy and stale. Keep it up loser party. I will constatly counter attack.

      March 21, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      you repoblicants make it SOOOO EASY!

      March 21, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jules

      Hmmmm, hijackers Saudis? Why did Bush invade Iraq then? Only an idiot would wage war on the wrong country.

      March 22, 2013 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 1608®

    FACT : Someone has a Rush mind.

    March 21, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. s kel

    sara palin key speaker at cpac, suckin on a soda??? Thats all your party offers?? lol what a joke guns over people, greed over people, graying outdated party ,the gop is.

    March 21, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. s kel

    Albert im not letting this go. You said what did ruth say? Shes innocent? This right winnger just spat on those who died and voted for OUR CURRANT PRESIDENT! And you asked me what she had done and what she write was true?? I cannot say what I really feel about you or cnn will delete it. Just remember One thing sonny, I was at the Pentagon on 9-11, was up at ground a week later for two days digging. I honor those who died both places that day Democrats, republicans, independents.

    March 21, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    1. @ banasy and @ s kel are right.
    2. President Obama did not preside over 9/11.
    3, Democrats won again in 2012. If the Republicans had chosen a candidate who was not a bigoted snob, I'd have voted Republican, as I almost always have. Believe me, Romney was no Ronald Reagan. Conservatives, catch up with the clock.

    March 21, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Recently, some YOUNG, very conservative leaders of the Republican Party have begun to speak eloquently of the changes necessary for the GOP to survive. Youth is the party's hope.
    Sadly, my generation and its hate-filled, Church Lady prejudice will have to fade away before Republicans can catch up with our planet's orbit.

    March 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |