December 22, 2013
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A murderer, armed robbers and hostage-takers among escapees
The thirteen prisoners who broke out of the Ezeiza Penitentiary Complex yesterday were convicted of serious crimes including homicide, drug-trafficking and bank robbery.
The two inmates who were captured after their escape were 37-year old José Armando Durán and 32-year old Claudio Marcelo Pájaro Ortiz. The former was previously arrested in 1999 for armed robbery, but the charges that led to Ortiz’s latest arrest in 2012 and conviction were unavailable.
Twenty-nine year-old and 27-year old Brazilians Thiago Ximenez and Renato Dutra Pereira, both with registered addresses in Foz de Iguazú, had already escaped from Chaco’s Resistencia penitentiary in 2007. They were arrested and convicted of armed robbery and illegal deprivation of liberty and sent to Ezeiza in 2008.
The only other foreign fugitive was 22-year old Cristian David Espínola Cristaldo, who lived in Villa 31, and was sentenced to 18 years for the murder of the journalist and leader of the neighbourhood’s Bolivian community Adams Ledesma Valenzuela, committed in 2010.
Thirty-five year-old Luciano Javier Campo, arrested in 2001 as a re-offender, is married and has an address in Buenos Aires City. He was arrested along with accomplices for a heist on a Flores bank, during which they took hostages for six hours.
Martín Alejandro Espiasse Pugh, born in Chubut, also used the identity of Matías Nicolás Lago González, and had been arrested in 1999. He was a fugitive until 2007, when he was arrested for armed robbery under his false identity for another crime in Chubut the same year.
Alberto Manuel Freijo, 33, was arrested in 2009 and indicted for the felony of aggravated armed robbery with an illegal war weapon.
Thirty-one old Leonardo Antonio Salto, with addresses in the City, Avellaneda and Ezeiza, was sent to prison and indicted in 2006 for the illegal deprivation of liberty and theft.
Marcos Ezequiel Sánchez, 26, from Lomas de Zamora, was arrested for kidnapping several people with a weapon.
Arrested in 2012, Mario Enrique Bañera’s, 40, and his crime was not available, while Jonathan Páez, 23, was arrested for covering up a crime, resisting authority and carrying a war weapon in 2012. Luis Alberto López ,28, was convicted of armed robbery in 2012.
— Herald staff with DyN