A convicted murderer serving a life sentence escaped prison and went unnoticed for days before a manhunt was launched.
42-year-old Porfirio Duarte-Herrera escaped from the Southern Desert Correctional Center in Nevada sometime late Friday night. It wasn’t until Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. headcount that prison officials noticed he was missing.
Duarte-Herrera was convicted of first-degree murder in 2009 for the death of his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, Willebaldo Dorantes Antonio.
Duarte-Herrera and his co-defendant, Omar Rueda-Denvers, planted a pipe bomb on a car parked in a hotel garage in 2007. The targeted victims were the ex-girlfriend and Antonio, however, only Antonio was fatally injured when the bomb detonated. The ex-girlfriend was unharmed.
Both Duarte-Herrera and Rueda-Denvers were convicted and each sentenced to life in prison.
The escapee, who was at a medium-security facility, has now been missing for 5 days.