Police Seek Accidentally Released Slaying Suspect

PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County police are asking the public’s help in finding a suspect in an Edmonston slaying they say was released after he was mistakenly granted bail.

Frederick Scott, of Chillum, Md., has been charged with murder in the March shooting death of Phillip Watson, 30, of Washington. Scott, 24, was arrested in May in Las Vegas and was extradited to Maryland, where he was held on a no bond status.

But police say a clerical error led to Scott being granted bond and released earlier this month. The court issued a bench warrant for Scott on Friday after the mistake was noticed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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