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Lawsuit: Mistakenly released convict committed deadly robbery

Cedric Norris was mistakenly let out of jail in 2016, and while he was out, he struck again. (Source: KOCO/CNN) Cedric Norris was mistakenly let out of jail in 2016, and while he was out, he struck again. (Source: KOCO/CNN)

EUFAULA, OK (KOCO/CNN) - A lawsuit has been filed against the state of Oklahoma after a mistakenly released convict shot and killed a bank president.

Cedric Norris was let out of jail in 2016, and while he was out, he robbed the Bank of Eufaula, killing the bank president, Randy Peterson, and injuring another person.

The suit alleges the state Department of Corrections and Tulsa County didn't work hard enough to make sure Norris was brought back to Oklahoma after serving a short sentence in Texas.

"I'm not going to comment on whose error it was. But we did what we were supposed to do, and we followed proper procedure to get him down there," said Michelle Robinette, the interim Tulsa County Sheriff.

Norris was supposed to be serving a 60-year sentence for previous robbery convictions, but that never happened. He died after a short police chase and shootout. 

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