Cornelius Haney, 40, was released April 15 under powers granted to the Colorado Department of Corrections by Gov. Jared Polis
Police arrested Haney on Monday in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Heather Perry (white) in an alley in east Denver on May 9. He had been eligible for parole since March 2017 and had a mandatory release date of Aug. 22.
Perry, a mother of two children, was in the wrong place at the wrong time, said her cousin Ashley Thompson. “This man shouldn’t have been on the street,” Thompson told KMGH-TV. “My whole family, they are pretty ripped apart. She was our baby.”