Peter Castillo; murderer arrested

| January 18, 2015

Peter Castillo gunned down Army veteran Stephen Perez Jr. near Boston three years ago by shooting him in the back. Castillo has been on the run ever since that night – until Thursday when he was arrested in Santo Domingo, according to the Boston Herald;

“Upon arrival, authorities discovered Castillo, with the help of local neighbors, fled the residence and hid in the neighborhood,” the U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement. “After a brief search, authorities located and arrested him at approximately 6:15 p.m.”

Castillo, who was added to the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted fugitive list in October, was wanted for allegedly shooting and killing Perez following an early-morning fight outside a nightclub in Boston’s Theatre District.

Perez, a former Army sniper who had served in Afghanistan, was studying at Bunker Hill Community College and wanted to be a Revere cop. He was shot in the back on Tremont Street just before 2 a.m. The fight that police say triggered the slaying was caught on video.

Castillo was indicted on first degree murder and weapons charges in June 2012 along with his two accomplices Luis Sepelveda, 30, and Janice Hardy, 24 who faced charges of lying to police detectives.

Category: Crime

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  1. nbcguy54 says:

    Hope he doesn’t “fall” out of the plane during his flight back to the US. Wouldn’t that be a shame…
    /sarc off/

    • CC Senor says:

      Or put him on a prison bus going from Abilene to El Paso.

      • FasterThanFastjack says:

        As a former resident of El Paso, I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemies.

        That said, fuck this guy. Send him to the highest elevated prison in that city.

  2. NR Pax says:

    I think we’d be understanding if he was shot while trying to escape.

  3. Big Steve says:

    This POS killed a combat vet and a real man… all things that Castillo could never be.
    I hope prison will be very unkind to this punk.

  4. NHSparky says:

    Sadly, it’s Mass., meaning no death penalty.