Official: Saudi inmate apparently had no link to slaying of Colorado corrections chief

Colorado officials say they investigated a Saudi inmate in the March slaying of Colorado's prisons chief but apparently found nothing to link him to the killing.

Angel Medina, assistant director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, was not asked at a Thursday court hearing whether Homaidan al-Turki (HO'-ma-don al-tur-KEE') was formally cleared in the death of Tom Clements.

But Medina said no misconduct was reflected on a subsequent behavioral assessment of al-Turki.

Medina did not say why al-Turki was investigated.

Al-Turki's lawyers raised the issue at the hearing on his request to be returned to Saudi Arabia to complete a prison sentence for sexually assaulting a housekeeper.