Correction: Warrant was executed in December 2012 for Fitzgerald

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A May 15 story in The News-Democrat about ex-convict Kevin Fitzgerald gave the wrong date for a search warrant issued that led to his arrest for owning a shotgun and ammunition.

The search warrant was issued in December 2012, not in 2011, and executed by police from Owensboro, Ky., and Dawson Springs, Ky., where he was living at the time.

Convicted felons cannot legally own firearms or ammunition after they are released from prison. Fitzgerald served 24 years of a 40-year sentence for the 1985 murder of Roy and Ruby Bickers in their 11th Street home in Carrollton.

He had been released in May 2010 based on his behavior while an inmate at the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange, Ky., according to state prison officials.

Fitzgerald pleaded guilty to the federal charges of owning a shotgun and ammunition, and could face a 20-year prison sentence plus $500,000 in fines, combined, for the two offenses.