NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Federal prosecutors say the 78-year-old father of a convicted Connecticut killer who was captured in Mexico after two decades on the run should go to prison for six months for helping his son flee the country and sending him money.

Prosecutors wrote in court papers Monday that Frederick Zachs of West Hartford concocted a plan to help his 48-year-old son, Adam Zachs, “literally get away with murder.” Authorities say the plan worked for two decades, “exacting a terrible toll” on the victim’s family and friends.

Frederick Zachs is asking to be spared prison time, citing his fragile health and other factors. He pleaded guilty in June to harboring a fugitive and is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.

Adam Zachs, who was convicted in 1988 of fatally shooting a man outside a restaurant, was captured in February.

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

  1. newenglandsnob says:

    i know the father of this murderer, well, I don’t KNOW him know him, but he once hit my car in a parking lot while I was backing out, and he was coming down the other way like a bat outta hell, and of course it ended up being my fault 100% – I had just seen him in the land in front of me seconds before so he had to be going very fast to get behind me like that. I know it is always the person who is backing out’s fault, but he could have taken part of the rap, as he was doing something he shouldn’t have, and on top of it I was about 5 months pregnant, no sympathy from that pr ick, I say to h311 with him.

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