LOS ANGELES (AP) — A murder suspect was mistakenly released from custody in Southern California and remained at large Wednesday as prosecutors and two law enforcement agencies tried to deflect blame for the error.
Steven Manzo was charged with fatally shooting a man in Long Beach in 2018. Manzo was arrested a year ago and had been incarcerated since then.
Manzo was released from custody Tuesday afternoon, prompting an extensive search. More than 24 hours later, it still wasn’t clear how he was freed and who is to blame. His initial charges were dismissed Monday but the case was immediately refiled and he was ordered held without bail.