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6/22/04-Tyler

Capital Murder Suspect Released From Jail By Mistake

A capital murder suspect got out of jail over the weekend because of a mistake in the Smith County justice system.

Trey Neil Morris, 19, is charged in the bludgeoning death of Edward Erwin. Erwin's body was found in December by a pond in Smith County.

Morris was released from jail on Saturday, after posting a $125,000 bond. However, his bond was actually set at $500,000, according to court records from March. The Sheriff's Department claims the jail never received notice of the higher bond amount.

Whoever's mistake it was, Morris turned himself back in to authorities on Monday.

Julie Tam, reporting.

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