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Fugitive who was on the lam for 25 years for attempted murder returns to the U.S. and gets arrested

May 28, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Fugitive who was on the lam for 25 years for attempted murder returns to the U.S. and gets arrested The New York-New Jersey regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Freddy Guera at JFK Tuesday. (DOCC)

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A fugitive who remained on the lam for 25 years after fleeing the U.S. instead of facing a prison sentence for attempted murder was arrested when he arrived at New York City’s JFK Airport.

According to the New York Daily News, Freddy Guerra was detained last Tuesday night at JFK.

Guerra was 18-years-old when he fled to the Dominican Republic where he lived for the past 25 years.

Law enforcement officials said Guerra and two friends pleaded guilty to the 1992 shooting of a Queens hardware store owner during an armed robbery.

Guerra was free on bond awaiting sentencing in February 1993 when he jumped bail and fled the country.

The fugitive was later sentenced in absentia to a six to 18-year prison sentence.

Guerra remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court next month.

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