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Polish Man Living in Garfield NJ Accused of Murder, Faces Extradition

A Polish citizen who was living in Garfield NJ has been arrested by federal law enforcement so that he can stand trial for murder charges out of Poland.

According to federal authorities, the 38-year-old suspect beat a man to death at a Polish disco in 1996. Afterwards, the suspect allegedly left Poland and headed to the United States. He has been living in Garfield, New Jersey for several years.

The homicide reportedly occurred on August 25, 1996. The suspect, along with an accomplice, allegedly attacked a man at a discotheque in his native country of Poland. Polish officials said that the two suspects approached the victim and beat him until he died.

After allegedly committing the murder, the suspect reportedly obtained a passport and a significant amount of cash from his sister and then left the country.

The suspect has been charged with being a fugitive from a foreign country. He was tracked down by United States Marshals after Poland placed an extradition request for the foreign murder charges.

Before the suspect can be sent back to Poland to stand trial, he will have to go through an extradition process. He recently appeared in U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey.

For additional information about this case, access the Patch.com article, “Fugitive in 1996 Poland Disco Killing Arrested in Bergen County.”

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