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JUDGE: Louisville murder suspect released from Pike County jail by accident

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville murder suspect has been released from jail by accident.

A judge in Louisville says the Pike County Detention Center mistakenly released Terrance Moore, Jr. -- and he's still on the run.

Jail officials say he was there to answer to robbery accusations -- but after that, they tell us there were no holding papers filed through the Kentucky Department of Corrections, meaning no one was aware of any pending charges. As a result, he was released on Sept. 30.

Moore and his brother, Kentrey, are accused in the murder of 21-year-old Tyrone Booker, Jr., who was found shot to death last March on East Oak Street, near South Floyd Street.

Booker was one of the "Misidentified Four," who were wrongly arrested after mob violence in downtown Louisville two years ago. The city paid them $1.5 million after they spent more than two months in jail.

In court on Monday, Terrance Moore, Jr.'s lawyer tried to figure out what is next, with the confusion playing out in front of a Louisville judge.

"I'm very surprised today that my client had been released," said the attorney. "What it does is, it sets me back again. In the meanwhile, we don't know when he is going to avail himself to the court."

A bench warrant has been issued for Terrance Moore, Jr.

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