By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A man captured in Mexico after 22 years on the run from a Connecticut murder conviction has been sent to prison to begin serving a 60-year sentence.
Adam Zachs did not say a word during a brief appearance Thursday in Hartford Superior Court. U.S. marshals and West Hartford police brought him back to the United States hours earlier on a flight from Mexico City.
Judge David Gold said the sentence was long overdue.
Zachs was convicted and sentenced to prison in 1988 for shooting 29-year-old Peter Carone to death outside a West Hartford restaurant. He fled in 1989 after posting bail during his appeal.
Authorities got a tip and arrested Zachs in February outside his home in Leon Guanajuato, about five hours northwest of Mexico City.
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