Murderer who was fugitive captured in San Vito

A convicted murderer who walked away from a minimum security lockup in Pérez Zeledón is back in jail after three weeks of freedom.

The man, identified by the last name of Carranza, had done 10 years of his 25-year sentence. He was working at an agricultural operation run by the prison when he left. The perimeter of the minimum security center was marked by a yellow plastic tape of the type placed around crime scenes.

The man was found in Pitier de San Vito hiding on a remote farm, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

He had been convicted of the murder of a taxi driver in Buenos Aires de Puntarenas in 1999.

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