Federal charge filed in slaying of prisons chief

By: 11 News Desk Email
By: 11 News Desk Email

DENVER (AP) -- The woman accused of providing the gun used to kill Colorado's prisons chief is now facing a federal charge.

Stevie Marie Vigil was arrested Friday morning after a federal grand jury charged her with knowingly giving a firearm to Evan Ebel. He's the sole suspect in the March 19 slaying of state corrections chief Tom Clements.

Prosecutors say Vigil bought a 9mm handgun and gave it to Ebel, a convicted felon who wasn't allowed to have a gun. Ebel was killed days later in a shootout with law enforcement officers in Texas.

Vigil was arrested as she appeared in court on a similar state charge, which was dismissed Friday. Defense attorney Normando Pacheco says she was set to go to trial Monday.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 219075491 - nbc11news.com/a?a=219075491
Gray Television, Inc.