NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- A slaying suspect mistakenly released from the Newport News City Jail says he told deputies that he wasn't supposed to be freed.
A judge ordered Eric Nixon's release on a misdemeanor assault charge on Oct. 9. Nixon tells WAVY-TV (http://bit.ly/Hcwrqh ) that he told the deputies he also faces a murder charge in Hampton.
Nixon was 17 when he was charged in Hampton this summer. He was held at a juvenile facility in Newport News until he turned 18 in September and a judge ordered his transfer to the Hampton jail.
Media outlets say the Hampton jail wouldn't accept Nixon because of a paperwork problem.
Nixon was taken to the Newport News Jail instead because of the assault charge.
Nixon's mother returned him to Hampton authorities after he was released.
Information from: WAVY-TV, http://www.wavy.com/
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