The widow of an Atlanta Braves pitcher who was gunned down in a 1995 robbery is outraged that her husband's killer was released from prison 10 years early.
Relief pitcher Dave Shotkoski, 30, was fatally shot as he returned to his hotel while in spring training with the Braves in 1995 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Two years later, Neal Evans was charged with second-degree murder, thanks in part to a teammate who was determined to track down his killer. Evans, now 47, was released Tuesday from Florida's South Bay Correctional Facility.
"He should be sitting in jail for the rest of his life," Shotkoski's widow, Felicia, said. "And if not, he should at least serve out his entire sentence."
Florida Department of Corrections records indicate that Evans was jailed at least five times prior to the 1995 shooting, including for convictions of burglary, grand theft auto and cocaine possession. He is now on conditional release until 2022.
Evans was sentenced to 27 years in prison for Dave Shotk...