Thursday, February 3, 2011

U.S. Fugitive Zachs Wanted For Murder Arrested In Mexico After 22 Years On The Run

Adam Zachs

Photo: West Hartford Police

Zachs facing 60 years in prison for homicide.

February 3, 2011

New Haven, Connecticut (HNNUSA) - On Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that Adam Zachs, 47, formerly of West Hartford, had been arrested on Tuesday in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico. He is married to a Mexican national and has two children. Zachs is being held in Mexico City by the Mexican Attorney General's Office for an extradition hearing.
In 1988, Zachs was convicted by a Connecticut jury for the first-degree murder of Peter Carone in West Hartford. In June 1989, while released on a $250,000 bond, Zachs failed to appear for a scheduled court proceeding and, since that time, has been a fugitive from justice.
On July 24, 1989, a federal warrant was issued charging Zachs with unlawful flight to avoid confinement in violation of 18 USC Section 1073.
In a released statement, U.S. Attorney David B. Fein said, “Through the diligence and perseverance of the U.S. Marshals Service, West Hartford Police, FBI, and Mexican authorities, a convicted murderer is finally in custody and, after nearly 22 years, justice will be served. Hopefully, Mr. Zachs’ apprehension will provide some measure of closure for the victim’s family and loved ones."

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