Convicted murderer mistakenly released from Cook County Jail

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A convicted murderer from Indiana is on the loose because of some bad paperwork in Cook County.

Steven Robbins killed a man in 2002 after a fight at a party.

He isn’t eligible for parole for another 16 years; but Cook County had an old 1992 warrant for Robbins in a separate case.

He went to court Wednesday, and the charge was dropped; then he was sent back to the Cook County jail, and he was supposed to return to a prison in Indiana.

But someone forgot to add that information to his paperwork; and Wednesday evening he was mistakenly released from the jail.

Authorities say Robbins should be considered dangerous; he is 5’5” tall and has a tattoo on the right side of his neck with the word “Nicole,” the name of his ex-wife.

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