Who is Danelo Cavalcante’s mother Iracema?

FUGITIVE Danelo Cavalcante escaped from a Pennsylvania prison on August 31, 2023.

After an intensive two-week search, Danelo Cavalcante was captured in the United States.

Danelo Cavalcante escaped from Chester County Jail in Pennsylvania on August 31, 2023


Danelo Cavalcante escaped from Chester County Jail in Pennsylvania on August 31, 2023Photo credit: AP Photo

What was Danelo Cavalcante convicted of?

Danelo Cavalcante is a Brazilian native who was convicted of first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend Deborah Brandão to death in April 2021.

Cavalcante is said to have committed the crime in front of Deborah’s two young children.

According to prosecutors, she believes the Brazilian national wanted to stop her from telling police about an alleged murder in 2017.

At the time, Danelo was said to have fled Brazil for Puerto Rico in 2017 after the crime later made its way to the United States.

After a two-week manhunt, the fugitive murderer was finally caught
Bloodied fugitive is finally taken into custody after a two-week manhunt

Who is Danelo Cavalcante’s mother?

After Cavalcante’s escape from prison, many turned to his mother, Iracema, who still lives in Brazil.

In conversation with The New York TimesIracema spoke out about her son’s crime.

Like any mother, Iracema defended her son, saying, “He had no choice.”

“Did it happen? It happened. But it happened because she had a stranglehold on her.” [Deborah] “I was attracted to him, the attitude she took towards him,” Iracema told the outlet.

“It wasn’t femicide. He had to do it, he had no other choice.”

Although she agreed that Cavalcante should face the consequences of his actions, she believes a life sentence is too harsh a punishment.

Iracema said: “If I said my son didn’t make a mistake, I would be lying. I know what my son did was wrong. I know my son should pay for his mistake.”

“But I want my son to pay for his mistake with dignity and not with his life.”

Escaped convict Danelo Cavalcante was captured on September 13, 2023


Escaped convict Danelo Cavalcante was captured on September 13, 2023Photo credit: AP Photo

When was Danelo Cavalcante captured?

Danelo Cavalcante was captured on September 13, 2023 near South Coventry Township, Pennsylvania.

His arrest comes two weeks after he was caught on video escaping from the Chester County Jail in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

He was spotted several times during the search. However, he managed to evade power until his capture.

After his arrest, Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan said, “Our nightmare is finally over.”


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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