Records Detail Zachs' Run

Adam Zachs spent 22 years dodging the police who were trying to put him in prison for murder. But according to new documents released by West Hartford police, he made good use of the time, building a comfortable life for himself in Mexico.

On the run since 1989, by the time he was 47 he had built up a respectable computer repair business and had a 21-year-old wife and two children from a previous marriage.

His business -- Hospital de Computadoras “Accesa” -- was a success, bringing in $300,000 to $400,000 a year. He had big customers, such as the insurer MetLife, and was close to signing a contract with the local health department.

Then, just about a year ago this month,...