Thursday, February 3, 2011


A COWARDLY convicted killer who shot a man in the back and went on the run for more than 20 years, has finally been caught in Mexico.
Back in 1989 Adam Zachs was appealing a 60-year sentence for the cold blooded killing of Peter Carone, when he jumped bail and fled south of the border.  
The pair, who barely knew each other had been chatting in a Hartford CT bar when a minor argument broke out and they scuffled outside according to testimony at the time.
Then Zachs  pulled out a 9-mm Smith & Wesson pistol and blasted Carone, who was engaged to be married, in the back
He was convicted in 1987 to 60-years but his Aunt posted a $250,000 appeal bond.
He was supposed to stay with his parents in Bloomfield.

But, in June 1989, a few weeks before the state upheld his sentence, Zachs fled without serving a single day behind bars and had been wanted ever since.
His case became so notorious that it featured on America's Most Wanted a number of times and this website,, was also created.  On Tuesday his life on the lam came to an end when Zachs, now 47, was arrested in Leon Guanajuato in Mexico. 
Chief James Strillacci said that it became clear that Zachs was living outside America adding that connections inside the USA had helped to find him.
Zachs had a wife and children in Mexico and worked in the computer repair business there.
Michael Carone, Peter Carone's twin brother told The Hartford Courant that the worst part of the situation was that Zachs had posted bond and was able to get away but thanked Cops for their hard work in finding him..
He said: "Having Adam in jail isn't going to bring Peter back. It's been a long 22-years."

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