Man wanted in 1991 Attleboro murder to face judge

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

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — A man arrested in Guatemala for the 1991 killing of an Attleboro man is being brought back to the United States to face a judge.

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

Massachusetts State Police said they arrested Garcia in December. They said he was found living under an alias and operating a shrimp farm in Iztapa, Guatemala.

Garcia, who’s 50 years old, was wanted for fatally stabbing Ismael Recinos-Garcia.

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 Guatemala, police said the 50-year-old tried to escape by jumping into a body of water at the shrimp farm but was caught and placed into custody.

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