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Recaptured Pennsylvania fugitive Danelo Cavalcante has court date pushed back to November

Convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante had his scheduled court date pushed back Wednesday, delaying his next appearance for nearly two months. 

Chester County, Pennsylvania, court documents say Cavalcante’s preliminary hearing, initially scheduled for Sept. 29, has been pushed back to Nov. 17 at 12 p.m. The rescheduling order was signed Tuesday by Magistrate District Judge Matthew Seavey. 

The convicted murderer made national headlines after escaping a Pennsylvania prison and evading capture for two weeks last month. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection BORTAC agents, an elite Border Patrol unit based in El Paso, Texas, that is skilled at apprehension, and ICE Enforcement and Removal Operation’s Special Response Team played a critical role in capturing Cavalcante, who fled Brazil in 2018 a few months after allegedly shooting a man who owed him money to death. 

Chester County commissioners held its third town hall meeting Monday for residents who spent weeks on edge after Cavalcante’s brazen escape, CBS News reported. 

The town hall meeting Monday took place at Owen J. Roberts Middle School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. While cameras and recording devices reportedly were not allowed at the meeting, Chester County Department of Emergency Services reviewed the emergency 911 notification system in detail with concerned residents. “It’s important for us to get the info out because what we discovered was not everyone was getting the information when they thought they should have,” Chester County Prison Acting Warden Howard Holland told CBS News afterward. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Danielle Wallace is a reporter for Fox News Digital covering politics, crime, police and more. Story tips can be sent to and on Twitter: @danimwallace. 


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