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Murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Tennessee jail, back in custody

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) —  UPDATE: Roberto Viera-Aybar is back in custody. _____________________________________________________________________________ A ...
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) —  UPDATE: Roberto Viera-Aybar is back in custody.

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A manhunt is underway after an inmate housed at the Davidson County jail, in Middle Tennessee, was mistakenly released. 

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday Roberto Josue Viera-Aybar was released Friday.  

He was previously charged in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Luis Antonio Lopez, of Nashville. His body was found burned in the woods in Whitfield County, Georgia in 2017.

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office has a press conference scheduled at 1 p.m.