Father Offers To Defend Killer Of His Son, Murdered at ASU Tempe
A prominent criminal defense attorney has offered to arrange the best defense possible for one of two men responsible for murdering his son. The appeal was made on Channel 5 in Arizona. There is a catch, of course.
Zachary Marco, 21, was walking home from the ASU library to the Gateway-at-Tempe Apartments at 1015 East University Drive, Tempe, Arizona, when he was robbed and shot. Police received a tip two black men may have been involved. Zachary died later at the hospital.
Marco’s father, Daniel Marco, is willing to make a very unusual offer. If the friend of the trigger-man turns himself in and testifies against the killer, he will make sure the friend gets the best criminal defense possible.
“I want the kid that killed my son. And I realize there is a tandem there. But I also realize that, uh, (choking up) one pulled the trigger, and I want that guy.” Marco said in an emotional appeal on Chanel 5 KPHO News.
Marco says many of the clients he defends have one thing in common: They all think they are smarter than the police.
The prisons and the execution chambers are filled with all these smart people," Marco said. "They're not as smart as they think they are."
Murder is a crime that has no statute of limitations. A killer can be prosecuted as long as he lives. This will follow the two perpetrators for the rest of their lives. Sooner or later, justice will be done.
“What I offer to him (the killer’s friend) that if he comes forward, I will do my best to help provide and assure that he gets the best defense possible and gets a deal that will allow him see the light of day again.”
If the accomplice waits to be apprehended, Marco will likely encourage the prosecutor to push for the death penalty for both of the men. These decisions will not be in the hands of the grieving father but the prosecutor will seriously consider the wishes of the family.Continued on the next page