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The sister of Brazilian refugee Danelo Cavalcante has been arrested in Pennsylvania and could be deported

The sister of Brazilian inmate Danelo Cavalcante, was arrested Wednesday in Pennsylvania after almost two weeks of running, He was arrested and faces deportation.

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) did not specify the reasons for the processing of Eleni Cavalcante and limited itself to showing that Immigration problems may lead him back to Brazil.

In a press conference on Sunday, three days before the arrest, Pennsylvania State Police Lieutenant Colonel George Bivens also did not provide many details about the prosecution against the woman. It is not clear if the Latina was tried for helping her brother while he was on the run. from Chester County Prison.

Unofficial information cited by local media indicates that Eleni may have linked her brother to the people who helped her stay out of the law. just after killing his ex-girlfriend Deborah Brandao, in 2021, a crime for which he is serving a life sentence.

As part of his testimony in the trial of the murder of the 33-year-old woman, Eleni’s boyfriend, Francisco Lima, said he met the killer after the crime reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Lima added, along with another man named Michael Scahill, helped Cavalcante by cleaning and bandaging his hands who was wounded in the middle of the stabbing. Besides, They gave him a change of clothes and put gas in his car..

Lima also admitted in court that, Before Cavalcante escaped, he gave her a bag with money that she had to give to her brother..

In exchange for their testimonies, Cavalcante’s two associates were granted immunity and they were cleared of the charges.

Cavalcante escaped from the prison around 8:15 am on August 31..

In almost two weeks, The fugitive managed to evade hundreds of state and federal officers who focused their search on a wooded area. near Longwood Gardens. The criminal stole a pickup truck and drove around the Phoenixville area over the weekend. On his way, he also stole a rifle from a home in East Nantmeal Township and a razor with which he shaved his mustache and beard. In addition, knocked on the door of a house, images captured by security cameras and given to the authorities.

Cavalcante, 34, climbed into the prison by climbing the ceiling between two walls through the exercise yard unbeknownst to an officer from the prison guard.

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