Transcript for Urgent manhunt for escaped convict in Texas
We are certainly thinking of them. We will turn to the urgent manhunt for a Texas man convicted of murder who went on the run the night before a jury found him guilty. Officials say he cut off his ankle bracelet and vanished. Linsey Davis joins us now. So many questions about this case, not only where is Rene Carrillo but why was he out on bond during his murder trial and why was he able to cut off the very ankle bracelet intended to monitor his every move? A manhunt as U.S. Particular marshals try to track down this man, 25-year-old Rene Carrillo. Authorities say he appeared in a Texas court all week for his trial but then disappeared Thursday before the last day where he was convicted in his absence. Prosecutors later learned the night before his disappearance he cut off his ankle monitor similar to this and the company monitoring it was aware as of 11:00 P.M. It was being tampered with but the pursuit did not begin until the next day. His monitor had been cut off and destroyed on the side of the road. Reporter: Even with him on the lam, according to the Dallas county d.a.'s office in this surveillance video from October 2017 you can see him outside of a strip club walking up to the Mercedes shooting and killing the driver and wounding the woman in the psenger seat. Allegedly stemming from an argument his friend had inside the club with the victim. It took the jury only a matter of minutes to come back with a sentence of 99 years and a $10,000 fine. Authorities say if caught, he will begin his life sentence and now faces additional charges for fleeing and skipping bail but I have to imagine there are a lot of questions for that monitoring company that noticed he was tampering with it at 11:00 P.M. And no one notified until the next day. And the bond as well. Why was he out? Exactly. We want to turn to a warning
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