Suspect in 1989 Philadelphia killing nabbed in Massachusetts

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LOWELL, MASS. >> A man wanted in connection with a homicide in Philadelphia nearly three decades ago has been captured in Massachusetts.

Police say 43-year-old Vicheth Prak was located at a home in Lowell on Wednesday night after detectives from the Philadelphia Police Department arrived in the northeastern Massachusetts city with a warrant for his arrest in connection with a 1989 homicide.

Prak is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Lowell District Court as a fugitive from justice.

It could not immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.

Lowell police did not provide details of the 1989 homicide.

A Philadelphia police spokesman also could not immediately provide details Thursday, and a statewide online database of criminal court records didn't list charges or a warrant for Prak.


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