22-Year Fugitive In Prison For Murder Sentence

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Adam Zachs stands in court to face a 60 year sentence for the murder of Peter Carone, Thursday, June 30, 2011 in Hartford. (Michael McAndrew/Pool/AP Photo)

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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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