Get Out of Jail Free — Literally

It was a case of get out of jail free -- literally.

A murder suspect was mistakenly released from a Westchester jail on Friday, red-faced corrections officials admitted this morning.  But  after a long weekend on the lam, Vetal Bonhomme, 21, was busted this morning hiding out in a New Rochelle apartment and is back in custody.

Bonhomme was released Friday without paying his $175,000 bail, the Westchester County Department of Corrections said.

Mount Vernon and Westchester County police joined federal marshals in the manhunt to recapture Bonhomme, Correction Commissioner Joseph Spano said Tuesday.  A tipster lead authorities to the New Rochelle apartment.

Bonhomme had been arrested and indicted on a second-degree murder charge in a Jan. 6 shooting in Mount Vernon, where he lives.

 On Friday, he finished serving an unrelated sentence for violating probation and was discharged by staff at the county jail in Valhalla. The department says two employees have been suspended for their role in the security breach.

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