Ten years ago Thursday, Jack Richardson, a 54-year-old paraplegic, was shot in the head when he confronted two men who had broken into his Holladay home.
Law enforcement officials are still looking for the killers a decade later and are asking for the public's help.At about 2 p.m. on Jan. 5, 1979, Richardson's wife found her husband dead in his wheelchair. He had been shot once in the mouth with a large caliber handgun. On Jan. 12, 1979, Pascual Alfonseca and Hector Brito were charged with Richardson's murder. But the two Dominican Republic nationals have yet to be apprehended.
Alfonseca and Brito resided in Salt Lake, Miami and the "little Puerto Rico" section of New York City prior to the murder. The FBI believes the men may currently be involved in drug trafficking between Latin America and the United States.
Alfonseca, 30, is nicknamed "Pacolo" and is described as a black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds. Brito, 30, is nicknamed "Kutchy" and is a caucasian male, 5 feet 9 inches, 150 pounds, with "Kutchy" tatooed on his left forearm.
The FBI says both men should be considered armed and extremely dangerous, and encourages anyone who may have information regarding their whereabouts to contact the FBI or the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office.