MIAMI, Jan. 11 -- Florida authorities Wednesday charged a recaptured convicted killer with second-degree murder in the death of a second escapee. Armando Junco was shot and killed by police Tuesday night after he and Florencio Alvarez were tracked down at a remote squatter's camp in a wooded area west of Miami International Airport. Police positively identified the dead man and the captured suspect as two of the five convicted murderers who escaped from a prison near the Everglades last week. Under Florida law, Alvarez, 39, can be charged with murder in the 62- year-old Junco's death, even though he didn't pull the trigger, because it occurred during the commission of a felony. Alvarez was scheduled for a mandatory bond hearing Wednesday afternoon, and faced a Jan. 31 arraignment date on the murder charge. 'The judge will order him held without bond. This is just a formality,' said Mort Lucoff, spokesman for the Dade County Courts. Escape charges were pending, likely to be filed by Palm Beach County authorities since the prison break occurred there. Alvarez, Junco, Hector Rivas, 32, Juan Jesus Fleitas, 30, and Jesus Martinez, 47, all from the Miami area, tunneled their way out of the Glades Correctional Institution at dusk Jan. 2. The prison is located outside Belle Glade, Fla., in western Palm Beach County. Rivas, Fleitas and Martinez remained free Wednesday and were the subjects of a continued manhunt across south Florida. Police indicated they felt the three men might be somewhere in the Miami area because that was familiar territory for them.
However, authorities offered no eyewitness information that placed them in south Florida. Police were tipped off to Alvarez and Junco by two 'citizens' who reported their whereabouts to Florida Highway Patrol troopers Tuesday evening. The tipsters were reported to be homeless men who were living a short distance from where the escapees had holed up. The task force searching for the convicts quickly formed a raiding party and swooped down on a makeshift hut a few hundred yards from a horse ranch. Carlos Armely, who was at the ranch, said gunfire quickly erupted. 'As soon as the helicopter turned its lights on, shots were fired,' said Armely, who counted at least five gunshots. Doyle Jourdan, special agent in charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Miami office, said the escapees both were armed and had been hiding out in the area for at least three days. (Written by Jeff Bray in Miami)