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Danelo Cavalcante was convicted for fatally stabbing his 33-year-old former girlfriend in April 2021.

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Thursday, August 31, 2023 8:21PM

Convicted murderer escapes from Chester County Prison; search underway

POCOPSON TWP., Pennsylvania (WPVI) — A person convicted this month of fatally stabbing his girlfriend in entrance of her youngsters escaped Thursday from the Chester County Jail in Pocopson Township, Pennsylvania.

The escapee has been recognized as 34-year-old Danelo Cavalcante.

The escape occurred round 8:50 a.m. Thursday, the Chester County District Lawyer’s Workplace says.

Cavalcante was final seen strolling on Wawaset Highway in Pocopson Township round 9:40 a.m.

A jury took simply quarter-hour to convict Cavalcante of killing Deborah Brandao, his girlfriend of two years, at her dwelling in Schuylkill Township in April 2021.

Prosecutors stated he was offended that she deliberate to reveal a homicide cost he confronted in his native Brazil, and he stabbed her 38 instances.

Officers affirm he’s wished for a 2017 homicide in Brazil.

“His depravity is aware of no bounds. This can be a one that has nothing to lose,” Chester County D.A. Deb Ryan stated. “I do not know what he’s able to doing. If he is already engaged in homicide in broad daylight in entrance of her two youngsters there is no such thing as a stopping him from doing one thing extra egregious.”

He was sentenced to life in jail Aug. 22 and was awaiting a switch to state jail.

Howard Holland, the performing warden of the jail, stated an investigation is underway into how the escape occurred.

“As soon as we knew we had a problem with an inmate not being there, we instantly adopted our protocols, locked down the jail, did what we name a particular rely to verify there was just one individual lacking,” Holland stated.

He’s 5 toes tall and weighs 120 kilos with lengthy, shaggy black curly hair and brown eyes.

Cavalcante was final seen carrying a white t-shirt with gray shorts with white sneakers. He’s a Brazilian man who speaks Portuguese and Spanish and a few English.

He has household in Phoenixville and his sufferer’s household can also be in Phoenixville. Police have been involved with them.

In the event you see him or have any info you’re requested to name 911.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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