Ramón Ángel Abregú, a 70-year-old man from Argentina, has resurfaced after spending 22 years in the rainforest following his escape from prison. In September 2000, Abregú was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal shooting of his pregnant wife, Eva Falcón. However, he managed to flee to the Argentinian rainforest in February of the following year.
Abregú’s escape was facilitated by reported security deficiencies at the time, with only three officers guarding 23 inmates. He made his way to Chile on a truck heading towards the Sebastián Border Crossing.
His attorney, Alejandro De la Riva, has stated that Abregú believes the statute of limitations on his case has expired, as it is set at 20 years. However, it remains unclear if this argument will hold up in court, as there are still legal issues surrounding the case.
The murder of Eva Falcón, who was seven months pregnant at the time, was classified as femicide, an intentional killing with gender-related motivations. The details of Abregú’s surrender and the subsequent legal proceedings are yet to be determined.