Murder suspect accidentally released
BATON ROUGE - A murder suspect set for trial next month was released from Parish Prison Thursday because of a clerical error. He had surrendered to authorities by midday Friday.
Cardale Green faces trial in July in the January 2011 killing of Derrick Casey on Gracie Street. He and another man, Mark David Young, were accused of killing Casey and shooting another man in a drug deal.
Young was acquitted in April. After the acquittal, a clerk in Judge Donald R. Johnson's office intended to change Young's booking information to release him on those charges, but she used Green's name by mistake, District Attorney Hillar Moore said.
The error was discovered a few days later and the judge's office faxed a corrected form to Parish Prison, Moore said.
East Baton Rogue Parish Sheriff's spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said the prison did not receive a corrected form.
After some other charges against Green were resolved -- some dropped and some in which he had served his time -- he was released, Hicks said.
Moore said Green will not face any additional charges related to the inadvertent release.