The persecution of two "dangerous" prisoners continues in California.
Jonathan Salazar (on the left in the photo) and Santos Samuel Fonseca have been fugitives since Sunday, when both prisoners of Hispanic origin managed to evade a prison in Monterey County.
About 48 hours later, local authorities continue to offer a reward of US $ 5,000 for those who cooperate with relevant information that can help capture.RELATED
Salazar and Fonseca, 20 and 21 respectively, managed to escape from Monterey County Adult Detention Facility (in Northern California) after making a hole in the roof of a bathroom, the Monterey County Sheriff's Department said Monday.
John Thornburg, spokesman for that body, said Monday at a press conference that Latinos made the hole in "a blind spot" that was not detected by the authorities until after the escape.
The hole, which was 20 centimeters long and 55 centimeters wide, was enough for the two inmates to cross a wall and access the maintenance ducts that eventually led them to the street, probably at dawn on Sunday.
The authorities investigating the leak are trying to determine if other detainees were involved.
Suspects of murder
In offering the reward, the authorities stressed that both are "dangerous" and warned the population not to approach them if they identify them.
The two young men were detained
Both young men awaited separate trials for several serious charges, including murder.
Fonseca, who had been in the custody of the authorities since 2018, faces two counts of first-degree murder for the death of two Hispanics in June last year. The murders occurred in separate attacks.
Fonseca's girlfriend, Alexandra Romayor, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for second-degree murder in one of the attacks. The woman helped Fonseca ambush the victim.
Salazar, on the other hand, was arrested for the death of a young Latino who was traveling in his car with his girlfriend and his 18-month-old son. The young woman was also injured in the incident.
Both pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and were expected to go to trial in 2020, according to court records.
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