At the end of the day, jails have one job: to keep prisoners on the inside. Miami-Dade County Jail has pretty much failed its basic duty today by letting a man convicted of attempted murder walk free. He didn't even try to escape. They just let him go.
Dexter A. Davis, 36, was released this morning at 9:35, though he was in jail awaiting sentencing for attempted murder conviction. Davis had been found guilty of nearly stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death.
>Davis is now on the lose, but NBC Miami reports that a multi-agency task force is searching for him and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
The Miami Herald reports, that "an internal affairs investigation is now being launched to determine how jailers accidentally released him."
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Davis was originally arrested back in 2009 when police found his then-girlfriend in the couple's apartment covered in blood, and the victim of multiple stab wounds. The 12-to-14 inch butcher knife used in the attack was still lodged in her arm when police arrived.
Davis was convicted just yesterday, and his sentencing trial was scheduled for December.