Garfield New Jersey Man Charged with Murder in Poland
A man with Polish citizenship was arrested in Garfield NJ, where he has been living for several years, and charged with murder in Poland.
According to officials, the 38-year-old suspect brutally attacked a man at a Polish discotheque nearly 20 years ago. After allegedly committed the homicide, the suspect left Poland and went to the United States. He has been residing in Garfield NJ for some time now.
The murder reportedly went down on August 25, 1996. The suspect, and another man said to be his accomplice, allegedly beat the victim to death at a disco in Poland. Polish officials said that the two suspects went up to the victim and, with no provocation, attacked him.
After the suspect allegedly committing the murder, he reportedly sought help from his sister. He allegedly obtained a passport, as well as an unspecified amount of cash, and then fled the country.
In addition to facing murder charges in Poland, the suspect also faces U.S. criminal charges for being a fugitive from a foreign country. The United States Marshals Services tracked down the suspect after receiving an extradition request from Poland.
Prior to being deported, the suspect will have to make his way through the United States extradition process. He recently had to appear in U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey.
To learn more about this case, check out the Patch.com article, “Fugitive in 1996 Poland Disco Killing Arrested in Bergen County.”