(ABC NEWS) Days before Tom Clements was shot dead at his home, the Colorado prison chief had denied the request of a Saudi national convicted in 2006 of false imprisonment and sexual assault to serve his prison sentence in Saudi Arabia.

The case has come to the attention of detectives investigating the murder of Clements at his Monument, Colo. home Tuesday night, according to ABC affiliate KMGH, citing anonymous sources.

It’s not clear if other cases stemming from Clements’ job as the state’s prison chief are also being eyed by the cops.

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