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CHICAGO (CBS) — A fugitive wanted for a 1996 homicide in Chicago has been arrested in California, the FBI announced on Tuesday.
Giovanni Spiller, 65, is wanted for the murder of Roberto Castillo, who was shot on Nov. 29, 1996 outside a pool hall.
In December 1996, an arrest warrant charged Spiller with one count of murder, the FBI said.
The Chicago Tribune reported, Spiller surrendered to Chicago detectives in 1996 but then fled after posting a low bond.
He eluded capture until being arrested last Tuesday in his driveway in Hemet, Calif., about 90 miles east of Los Angeles.
Spiller had been living there using a fictitious name, according to the FBI.
Spiller is being held pending extradition to Chicago to face prosecution.
It is anticipated that the federal warrant charging Spiller with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution will be dismissed and that he will remain in custody while he awaits prosecution for the murder charge, the FBI said in a news release.