Seven state corrections officials face disciplinary hearings for their roles in approving an eight-hour pass for an inmate who allegedly murdered his ex-wife while he was out of prison.

Gov. Evan Bayh announced the proceedings Monday as he received an internal report that showed officials knew that Alan L. Matheney harbored ill will toward his ex-wife and that she had expressed fear over any plan to release him.Matheney, 38, is charged in the March 3 beating death of Lisa Marie Bianco, 29, outside her home in Mishawaka.