Life-sentenced inmate in Vegas bombing escapes prison


LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 42-year-old convicted bomb maker serving a life sentence for an explosion outside a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2007 has escaped from a Nevada prison, officials say. announced on Tuesday.

the authorities realized Porfirio Duarte Herrera He went missing during a morning census at the Southern Desert Correctional Center near Las Vegas, and a search team is looking for him, according to a statement from the State Department of Corrections.

Duarte-Herrera, from Nicaragua, was convicted of killing a hot dog stand vendor in 2010 using a bomb planted in a coffee cup on a car parked at a hotel casino in Luxor. rice field.

His co-defendant, Omar Rueda-Denvers, remained in custody on Tuesday, according to records. His 47-year-old man from Guatemala is serving a life sentence in another Nevada prison on charges of murder, attempted murder, explosives and other charges.

A Clark County District Court jury has spared both men the death penalty for the murder of Willebald Dorantes Antonio, whom prosecutors have identified as the boyfriend of Rueda Denvers’ ex-girlfriend.

Prosecutors said the motive for the attack on the top deck of the two-story car park was jealousy.

Officials described Duarte Herrera as 5 feet 4 inches tall, 135 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.