Suspect in Man’s Murder Released Due to ‘Typographical’ Error

A ‘typographical error’ led to the release of the man accused of killing her husband, leaving a distraught woman “heartbroken.”

Before his trial in August for the murder of 39-year-old Derek Driskill in September 2023, 22-year-old Amarion Sanders was being detained on a $1 million bail at Ohio’s Cuyahoga County prison.

Many law enforcement agencies searched Cleveland in an effort to re-arrest him after his case was “inadvertently dismissed” in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas records, which led to his release on Monday night.

In court records, a judge stated that Sanders was inadvertently released from the county jail (where he was being held because he failed to make a bond) due to a typographical error the court made.

Another case with the same number led to the killer’s case being dismissed. The court caught the mistake after it was too late.

Officials at the jail also said they were unaware of the problem with the release order.

The dismissal of cases and the release of defendants occur on a daily basis. Kevin O’Donnell, an associate warden, said that there was no need to doubt the order.

The mistake was not noticed by the prosecution until Tuesday morning, at which point they promptly notified the court.

The court’s error baffles Driskill’s wife, Andrea Johnson, who claims she cannot fathom how it happened.

On September 23, 2023, according to the police, Driskill was fatally shot after a dispute that ensued after a minor collision in the parking lot of a takeout joint.

A passenger in the dented car began arguing with Driskill, shot him in the head, and then fled the scene.

The next day, Sanders reportedly surrendered to authorities and was charged on charges of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, and two counts of felonious assault.

US Marshals detained Sanders during a morning traffic stop on Wednesday, and he was subsequently returned to prison.