A Polish citizen residing in Garfield New Jersey was placed under arrest by federal law enforcement and will now stand trial for murder charges in Poland.
According to law enforcement, the 38-year-old suspect savagely beat a man to death at a Polish discotheque in 1996. Shortly after the homicide, the suspect allegedly fled Poland and came to the United States. He has been living in Garfield NJ for a number of years.
The murder reportedly occurred on August 25, 1996. The suspect, and an accomplice, allegedly attacked the victim at a disco in Poland. Polish authorities said that the two suspects walked up to the victim and beat him until he was dead.
After allegedly committing the homicide, the suspect reportedly got a passport and a sizable amount of cash from his sister before leaving the country.
The suspect faces criminal charges for being a fugitive from a foreign country. He was tracked down by United States Marshals after Poland put forth an extradition request for the murder charges.
Before the suspect can be extradited to Poland to stand trial for murder, he will need to go through the U.S. extradition process. He recently made an appearance in U.S. District Court in Newark, NJ.
For further information about this case, read the Patch.com article, “Fugitive in 1996 Poland Disco Killing Arrested in Bergen County.”