Las Vegas authorities are urging residents to keep an eye out for a convicted murderer in the area. Porfirio Duarte-Herrera was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man in 2007. The crime involved a homemade bomb that exploded outside a Las Vegas resort.
As reported by FoxNews, Duarte-Herrera was serving his sentence at Southern Desert Correctional Center, a medium-security facility outside Las Vegas. The convicted murderer was reported missing from the 7am headcount yesterday morning. The Nevada Department of Corrections then initiated a search, but have yet to find the prisoner.
According to the report, Duarte-Herrera is an undocumented immigrant from Nicaragua. He was sentenced to life in 2007 when a bomb he made exploded in the Luxor parking garage. Allegedly the metal pipe bomb was built to kill Duarte-Herrera‘s ex-girlfriend and new new boyfriend.
The bomb was motion-activated and was placed inside a coffee cup that was left on top of the victim’s car. Willebaldo Dorantes Antonio worked at the Luxor and removed the cup from atop his car when he approached his car after his shift ended. The cup exploded, killing Antonio. Duarte-Herrera‘s ex-girlfriend was not killed.
The crime at the Luxor was not Duarte-Herrera‘s first of this nature. He was also found guilty of attempted murder in 2006, also using homemade explosives. That blast destroyed a pickup truck in the parking lot of a Las Vegas Home Depot.
Duarte-Herrera is still at large and the public is being asked to be on the lookout. The convicted murdered is described as 5’4″ tall and about 135 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and is 42-years old.
Duarte-Herrera‘s photo was tweeted by Fox News after the escape.
Las Vegas bombing convict escapes prison, officials say https://t.co/ZIBMRWvgYH— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 28, 2022
Las Vegas authorities urge anyone who has information on Duarte-Herrera‘s whereabouts to contact them.
–Wendy Rush, 96.3KKLZ Las Vegas
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