TWO MONTHS after he was found guilty of the 2005 murder of a San Juan resident, convict Darryl Charles-Bissoon scaled the walls of the Port of Spain prison yesterday morning and sprinted to freedom, despite desperate efforts by prison officers to recapture him.
Two other men who attempted to escape with Charles-Bissoon were immediately recaptured by prison officers.
Police said that around 7.15 a.m., prison officers were making their rounds through the Frederick Street, Port of Spain jail and noticed that Charles-Bissoon and two other men were missing.
An alarm was immediately sounded and the premises were searched.
Two of the potential escapees were captured when they were seen trying to scale the high walls of the jail, but police said that Charles-Bissoon was already outside and was last seen heading towards east Port of Spain.
He was wearing a while T-shirt and blue pants.
On October 6, 2012, Charles-Bissoon and Anderson "Weasel" Mapp were found guilty of the murder of Colin De Landro, who was shot dead during a family lime in Prizgar Road, San Juan on the morning of May 28, 2005.
Charles-Bissoon, Mapp and another man, Ryan Stephens, were before Justice Carla Browne-Antoine, but a re-trial was ordered for Stephens, while the other two were read the death sentence.
De Landro was shot eight times, including four times to his head.
He died about a week later at Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex at Mt Hope.
State attorney Randall Hector led evidence that it was just one man who shot De Landro that morning, but all three had to be held liable because they all stormed De Landro's family gathering with the intention of killing him.
Attorney Hector also led evidence that although one man shot De Landro, all three of them opened fire on De Landro's relatives that morning. His sister was also injured.