Schara Set For Westfield Arraignment

More details are public about the man  arrested for allegedly abducting, raping and murdering Agawam resident  Lisa Ziegert. 

Gary Schara of West Springfield  and formerly of Longmeadow waived extradition in Rockville Superior  Court in Vernon, Connecticut on Monday shortly before Hampden District  Attorney Anthony Gulluni announced that authorities had made an arrest  in the 25-year-old case. 

Gulluni says Schara fled to Connecticut after  state troopers and Agawam police officers tried to find him, and was  located over the weekend after apparently trying to kill himself. 

The  district attorney says Schara admitted to the murder in hand-written  documents. 

It's not clear if Schara and Ziegert knew each other prior to  her disappearance.  

Schara was brought to the Agawam Police Station for processing last night before his arraignment later today in Westfield District Court.

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