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Convicted murderer who escaped prison captured in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A person who escaped a southern Nevada prison on Friday and eluded police for 5 days was captured Wednesday close to downtown Las Vegas, the 8 News Now Investigators first reported Wednesday evening.

Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, 42, was serving a life sentence with out the potential for parole on the Southern Desert Correctional Center for the homicide of Willebaldo Dorantes Antonio. The prison is about 40 miles northwest of Las Vegas in the agricultural neighborhood of Indian Springs.

Prison officers imagine Duarte-Herrera escaped Friday. Las Vegas Metro police arrested Duarte-Herrera in the world of Owens and Eastern Avenue round 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Duarte-Herrera was arrested in the world of Owens and Eastern Avenue round 10 p.m. Wednesday. (Ryan Matthey/KLAS)

Around 9:30 p.m., police have been alerted to a person matching Duarte-Herrera’s description in the world, police mentioned. Duarte-Herrera was arrested with out incident. A business in the world is a transportation company with a shuttle service to Mexico.

Duarte-Herrera, an undocumented immigrant, is initially from Nicaragua.

Duarte-Herrera used acid to assist erode the world securing his cell window so he may climb out someday Friday night, sources mentioned. He additionally created a cardboard dummy to go away in his cell, the 8 News Now Investigators first reported Tuesday.

Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, 42, is serving a life sentence with out the potential for parole for homicide on the Southern Desert Correctional Center, information confirmed. (NDOC/KLAS)

The 8 News Now Investigators first reported the escape round 11 a.m. Tuesday. It was not till after 1 p.m. that NDOC officers issued a information launch on the matter, confirming the 8 News Now Investigators’ earlier reporting.

Federal officers first introduced a $5,000 reward on Wednesday. The reward was elevated to $30,000 simply hours earlier than Duarte-Herrera’s arrest.

Duarte-Herrera and Omar Rueda-Denvers have been convicted in 2009 for killing Dorantes Antonio, who died when the bomb, hidden in a espresso cup, exploded. The incident occurred at a parking storage on the Luxor lodge in 2007.

In October 2006, Duarte-Herrera planted a bomb that exploded in a parking zone at a Home Depot close to Charleston and Lamb boulevards, police mentioned. Investigators discovered parts just like each units at Duarte-Herrera’s residence, they mentioned.

Several folks who have been concerned in his homicide trial and conviction weren’t notified instantly, sources informed the 8 News Now Investigators.

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, who sits on the Board of Prison Commissioners with the governor and Attorney General Aaron Ford was not notified till after 8 News Now’s reporting, she mentioned in an announcement.

It was unclear if and when Duarte-Herrera may seem in court docket, or when he can be returned to the Department of Corrections.

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