Escaped Convict Responsible for Las Vegas Bombing Is Now Back in Custody
(ConservativeHub.com) – Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, a dangerous murderer, was loose this week after escaping from the Southern Desert Correctional Center in Indian Springs, Nevada. Authorities from the prison waited to announce the incident until September 27, although they noted he went missing on September 23. After a search for the fugitive, police brought him back into custody on the evening of September 28.
After entering the country illegally from Nicaragua, Duarte-Herrera has run afoul of the law multiple times. The first incident was in 2006, when he set off an explosive device in a pickup outside a Las Vegas Home Depot. However, he’s been serving a life sentence for a crime he committed in 2007.
Authorities are searching for a 42-year-old convicted bombmaker who escaped from a Nevada prison on Friday, where he was serving a life sentence for a deadly 2007 explosion outside a Las Vegas Strip resorthttps://t.co/M6dRBjWsHQ
— Sarah Jacobsen (@SarahKBOI) September 28, 2022
The escapee and an accomplice, Omar Rueda-Denvers, a co-defendant in the 2007 trial, sought revenge on Rueda-Denvers’ former girlfriend and her new partner, according to ABC News. Duarte-Herrera crafted a trigger bomb inside a styrofoam cup and placed it on the victim’s vehicle in the parking garage of the Luxor Resort and Casino, where the targets worked.
When the woman and her new boyfriend, Willebaldo Dorantes Antonio, left work, they saw the cup on the car’s roof. Antonio removed it, setting off the blast. He died, and Duarte-Herrera and Rueda-Denvers received life sentences for the crime.
On Tuesday, September 27, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) issued a statement expressing his outrage at the delayed reporting of the escape, which he called “unacceptable.” He directed corrections department officials to investigate and promised to hold personnel accountable for security and reporting lapses.
After the recapture of Duarte-Herrera, it was reported that Charles Daniels, Nevada Department of Corrections Director, would resign. According to the Associated Press, six officers are now also on administrative leave thanks to the incident.
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