Convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante caught on camera walking out of prison (Image Credit: The Independent)Convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante caught on camera walking out of prison (Image Credit: The Independent)

Watch: Convicted Murderer Caught On Camera Escaping From Prison

In a daring escape that has left authorities stunned, convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante managed to break free from a maximum-security prison in Philadelphia. The escape, which involved scaling walls, razor wire, and a rooftop leap, has captured national attention.

Newly released CCTV footage sheds light on the astounding jailbreak that unfolded on August 31. Danelo Cavalcante, a 34-year-old convicted murderer, was captured on camera crawling up a prison wall in a “crab walk” fashion, utilizing both his hands and feet on the two walls separated by a 5ft (1.5m) hallway to ascend up.

The escape route further involved traversing a wall, navigating razor wire, and finally leaping from a rooftop.

Convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante caught on camera walking out of prison (Image Credit: The Independent)
Convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante caught on camera walking out of prison (Image Credit: The Independent)

Intriguing Oversight: Tower Officer Fails to Report Escape

Intriguingly, a tower officer responsible for monitoring the area failed to report the escape as it unfolded. Cavalcante’s absence was only noticed later during a routine head count. This remarkable escape strategy has left social media users baffled.

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Life Sentence for Murder before convicted murderer is captured escaping prison

According to The Independent, Danelo Cavalcante had been sentenced to life in prison just last month for the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend, Deborah Brandao, in 2021. The heinous crime occurred in front of Brandao’s children, adding to the gravity of the case.

The shocking escape transpired while Cavalcante awaited transfer to a state prison, demonstrating a remarkable lapse in prison security protocols. Authorities have since initiated a widespread manhunt to recapture the fugitive.

A History of Violence

In addition to his conviction for the 2021 murder, Danelo Cavalcante is also wanted in connection with a 2017 murder case in Brazil. These charges underscore the danger he poses to society.

Lessons to Be Learned

This prison escape bears eerie similarities to a previous incident in which another inmate scaled the same walls. In response, razor wire was installed, but its clear ineffectiveness raises questions about prison security measures.

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