Willimantic Men Extradited Back to Connecticut To Face Murder Charges
This article was published on: 02/22/17 5:50 PM by Mike Minarsky
On Saturday November 12th 2016, at approximately 3:10am, the Willimantic Police Department were dispatched to Pulaski Court in Willimantic for a 911 emergency call reporting a physical altercation. When officers arrived at the 2nd floor apartment, they found a Hispanic male suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as Francisco Delacruz-Coj. At this point the Windham State’s attorney’s office requested members of the Eastern District Major Crime Squad, or EDMC, to assume the investigation in regards to the homicide. Willimantic Police were able to identify 2 possible suspects. One being 24 yera old Juan Chach and the other 26 year old Ignacio Chach-Aperez who were both residing in Willimantic. The suspects fled Connecticut and were finally apprehended in Phoenix Arizona by Homeland Security Agents and the Phoenix Police Dept Fugitive Task Force at a Greyhound Bus Terminal. On January 25th of this year, a Governor’s Warrant was approved by Gov. Malloy to have the suspects brought back to Connecticut. On Tuesday, Both suspects were taken into custody by the Connecticut State and Willimantic Police. Juan Chach was charged with Murder as well as tampering with evidence and Ignacio Chach-Aperez was charged with Accessory to Murder. Both are being held on $1,000,000 each and due in court today.