Man wanted for fatally stabbing Attleboro man in 1991 to be arraigned

Massachusetts State Police shared this 1991 mugshot of murder suspect Mario Garcia.

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — A man wanted for murdering an Attleboro man more than 30 years ago will face a judge Tuesday.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said Mario Garcia, 50, will be arraigned in Fall River District Court. He’s being charged with murder.

Garcia was arrested in Guatemala in December for fatally stabbing Ismael Recinos-Garcia in 1991.

Massachusetts State Police said the stabbing stemmed from a fight that happened in the area of Dean and Bank streets.

After the 1991 murder, Attleboro police identified Garcia as the assailant and obtained an arrest warrant for the murder.

Police said Garcia then immediately fled. Despite extensive efforts by law enforcement agencies in various U.S. jurisdictions, the 50-year-old couldn’t be found.

In 2022, police said he was found living under an alias and operating a shrimp farm in Iztapa, Guatemala.

Garcia tried to escape by jumping into a body of water at the shrimp farm but was caught and placed into custody.

Last week, the 50-year-old was brought back to the United States from Guatemala.

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