Convicted Killer of a Baseball Player Released

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 12:42pm

Neal Evans convicted of the second degree murder of an Atlanta Braves pitcher was released Tuesday.

The Florida Department of Corrections released Neal Evans Tuesday, who was convicted in 1997 of the second degree murder of Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Dave Shotkoski.

Shotkoski was killed in a botched robbery by Evans in 1995 in front of a hotel in Florida.

Shotkoski had been attending spring training in West Palm Beach.

The Florida Department of Corrections released Evans from his 27 year sentence just 17 years in because he earned gain time.

Gain time is days earned for staying out of trouble while serving time in prison.

Evans had served time in prison before the 1997 conviction and had four prior early releases since 1990.
 

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