CCTV shows moment convicted murderer spider-walks up wall and escapes prison
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CCTV footage shows how convicted murderer, Danelo Cavalcante, escaped prison and has been on the loose for more than a week.
Cavalcante, from Brazilian, he shot a man dead in 2017 because of an alleged debt related to the repair of a vehicle, according to police in Brazil.
Following the murder, he fled the country to Puerto Rico before arriving in the US.
After illegally settling in Pennsylvania, he met Deborah Brandão, another Brazilian native, and started dating her.
Talking to CNN, Brandão's sister described him as 'extremely jealous' and that 'he became a different person' when he had a drink.
In April 2021, Cavalcante stabbed Brandão 38 times in front of her two children.
Last month, he was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole, but just weeks after being handed the sentence he managed to escape.
New CCTV footage has been released, showing his escape, which he made look pretty easy.
Footage was released showing Cavalcante 'crab-walking' up two walls that are separated by a 5ft hallway, and consequently escaping the prison.
The victim’s sister has also spoken to G1, and said that the family are in constant fear whilst he is still on the loose.
They are currently barricaded inside with police around them all hours of the day.
She said: “We are safe with the police, but we are hoping that he will be found.
"At the moment, we are protecting ourselves as a family."
Cavalcante used a ladder to reach a less sturdy part of the prison walls to escape.
Authorities are on a manhunt, but believe that he has been travelling at night time in a woodland, in order to make it more difficult to be spotted.
Pennsylvania State Police told reporters in the area that Cavalcante could be having trouble finding his way through the woods.
Prison guards first noticed that the convict had vanished when the inmates were brought back in from an exercise at 9:35am.
The prison was on lockdown whilst a headcount took place, and they could confirm that he had escaped.
The escapee has been branded a ‘spider’ as he looked like the insect whilst scaling the wall.
Hundreds of officers are currently hunting for Cavalcante.
Pennsylvania State Police Lt Col George Bivens said: "We pulled more people in through the night last night, some additional help from other agencies, from our own agency.
"We have got somewhere north of 350, close to 400 people working on this today as we speak."
Officials are offering up a $20,000 (£16,000) reward for information leading to his capture.