It's been revealed that days before Tom Clements was gunned down at his home, he denied Saudi-national Homaidan Al-Turki's request to serve his prison sentence in his homeland. Forcing him to do his time in Colorado. Clements, the Dept. of Corrections chief for Colorado was mysteriously shot and killed at the front door of his home in El Paso County, Colorado.
Police investigating the murder of Clements are looking into the Al-Turki case for a possible link, reports ABC News.
1. Homaidan Al-Turki's Link to Tom Clements has Only Just Been Established
The Saudi-national was sentenced in 2009 for sexually enslaving his Indonesian housekeeper, his charges were for unlawful sexual contact by use of force, theft and extortion.
2. Last Week, Al-Turki's Request to Serve the Rest of his Sentence in Saudi Arabia was Formally Denied by Tom Clements
The request had been accepted by other prison officials but Clements refused because of Al-Turki's lack of participation in sexual offenses rehab programs, reports KMGH in Denver.
3. Al-Turki has Been Moved to Solitary
This was confirmed by Department of Corrections spokesperson Alison Morgan who told The Denver Post:
He is not being punished. He was removed from population for his own safety
But they were also keen to stress that the risk to Al-Turki's safety is not directly related to Clements' murder.
4. Al-Turki had Protested During his Trial in 2006 that he was the Victim of a US Government Conspiracy
At his sentencing, Al-Turki, blamed the guilty verdict on "cynical Islamophobia."
5. Al-Turki's Company, Al-Basheer Publications & Translations, Have Links to Islamic Militants
They had previously published materials made by militant Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki was killed by a US drone in Yemen in 2011. His business own the rights to the title: "The Lives of the Prophets", a series of Islamic history recordings made by al-Awlaki. al-Awlaki was a college student in Colorado in the 1990s.
6. Al-Turki was Sentenced to 28 Years in 2009
He had been serving his time Limon Correctional Facility in Colorado. His sentence was reduced to eight years in 2011.
7. There were Concerns About Al-Turki's Case at International Level
In 2006, Colorado Attorney General John Suther met with Saudi King Abdullah, after concerns were raised by the Saudi royal family about the treatment of Al-Turki.
8. Investigators Have Not Confirmed the Link
The Sheriff's Office of El Paso County, investigating Clements death, have released a statement saying they are keeping an "open mind" on possible leads in the killing.
9. There Were Possible Witnesses
According to ABC News:
At least a half-dozen neighbors came forward in the wake of the shooting to say they had seen a dark, "boxy" car around Clements' house at the time of the murder. One witness said they saw the car parked and running Tuesday night, with no one inside, while another said they saw a white male driving the car, according to police.
10. The FBI Have Joined the Case Following Events in Texas