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Man mistakenly released from prison now must serve 90 more years

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — A man, who was mistakenly released from prison, takes the opportunity and turns his life around.

However, authorities in Arapahoe County realized their mistake and arrested the 35-year-old husband and father again.

Rene Lima-Marin was ordered to serve back-to-back sentences of 98 years in prison for armed robberies at two video stores more than 15 years ago.

A court clerk made a mistake and told the Department of Corrections that his eight sentences were supposed to run at the same time for 16 years.

According to KDVR, Lima-Marin had served eight years in prison and completed five years of parole.

On January 7, officers arrested Rene and told him he would have to go back to prison for another 90 years.

Jasmine Lima-Marin, Rene’s wife, said, “He told my husband to go ahead and give your wife a hug and your boys a hug. We woke up the boys and he gave them a hug and a kiss goodbye. That was it.”

Jasmine says he changed his life for better and his goal was to never go back to prison.

She said, “Murderers don’t even get 98 years. I think it’s ridiculous.”

Officials say Rene will have to serve the remainder of his sentence unless the Colorado governor steps in .

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