When more than 22 years go by without a murder being solved, most people give up. And for the people involved in the crime, they start to feel a bit of relief – thinking that no charges will ever be filed. This is why a Farmington woman was quite surprised this past week when the Hartford police arrested her for her involvement in a 1998 murder case.
In September of 1998, a 26-year old woman named Agnieszka Ziemlewski (Nikki), was found shot to death in West Hartford. Her body was located in an area not known for high crime rates. She had been shot at close range. Her body was found near the W. Hartford/Farmington line near the Metropolitan District Commission Reservoir.
The police searched for years but never arrested anyone in connection to her murder. However, they did have two people of interest. This week, they arrested a woman named Katherine Pires. Pires is from Farmington and was said to have a relationship with both of the suspects.
The police arrested her this week and charged her with second degree hindering of prosecution and interfering with a police officer. The allegations claim that Pires purposely tried to steer the murder investigation into a different direction so her friends wouldn’t be caught. They believe she lied and used misdirection to keep her friends safe.
Pires is now being held on $25,000 bond and is going to court on July 14, 2020. She denies any involvement. The police still haven’t made an arrest for the actual murder and are still asking for the public’s help. There is a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
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