Suspected child killer Christopher Francisquini, 31, was apprehended at a bus stop on Friday afternoon after two weeks on the run
A citizen recognized the fugitive from news coverage of his crime and called authorities
Francisquini is accused of killing and dismembering his infant daughter, Camilla, on November 18, in his home in Naugatuck, Connecticut
He was charged with murder with special circumstances and risk of injury to a minor, then held on a $5million bond
Police said Francisquini choked Camila, then stabbed and dismembered her before fleeing his home
Francisquini, a career criminal has a long rap sheet which includes convictions for assault, carjacking, and other crimes
He was on parole following an assault conviction when he murdered his daughter
A Connecticut man accused of murdering and dismembering his 11-month-old daughter was finally arrested after spending two weeks on the run.
The heinous crime was uncovered when the infant’s remains were found inside the family’s home in Nantucket, on November 18, CNN reports.
The FBI initially offered a $10,000 reward for information, later increased to $25,000.
Law enforcement caught up with the fugitive dad, Christopher Francisquini, 31, at a Waterbury bus stop on Friday afternoon. A citizen recognized him from news coverage and called it in to authorities.
Francisquini who is accused of killing and dismembering his infant daughter, Camilla, in November was charged with murder with special circumstances and risk of injury to a minor. He is being held on a $5million bond.
Francisquini has a long rap sheet, with convictions for assault, carjacking, and other crimes to his name. He was on parole for a 2012 assault charge when he allegedly murdered his daughter, and cut off his GPS ankle bracelet before fleeing.
Police said Francisquini choked Camila, then stabbed and dismembered her.
After the murder, investigators say he got into a fight with her mother, who at the time was unaware he had killed their daughter, then destroyed her cellphone, cut his parole GPS tracker from his ankle before fleeing in a 2006 Chevy Impala.
A family member later found Camila’s body. Her death was ruled as being caused by neck compressions and stab wounds.
Francisquini’s getaway car was later found abandoned off Interstate 91, as he stayed on the run for two weeks
Dramatic footage from the arrest showed a legion of officers surrounding Francisquini as he say at a bus stop at about 3pm last Friday.
With their guns drawn the cops swarmed him and demanded he gets on the ground.
Francisquini complied, and cops cuffed him.
A reward for information leading to his capture was originally posted at $10,000 but later upped to $25,000 just before his capture.
Police said the report of Francisquini’s sighting was made through the department’s anonymous tip hotline.
‘Francisquini’s capture is a clear example of what can be accomplished when community members work with law enforcement to take dangerous individuals off the street,’ said Naugatuck Police Department in a statement.
‘Within 28 hours of asking the public’s help, he was taken into custody without incident and will now face justice.’
Camilla would have turned one on Saturday.