Fugitive wanted in Georgia slaying is arrested

Published On: Dec 27 2012 07:59:57 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 27 2012 08:19:07 AM EST

John Kristofak, also known as Wayne Beacham or Tom Peterson


Police say a man wanted in the slaying of his ex-wife has been apprehended at a motel in Union City after a brief struggle.
The U.S. Marshals Service announced the arrest of 58-year-old John Stephen Kristofak early Thursday morning.
Police say Kristofak is wanted on charges of aggravated assault and murder in the death of his 48-year-old ex-wife., Donna Nations Kristofak.
She was found unresponsive in her Marietta home on Saturday and later died at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.
Authorities say Kristofak was taken into custody at the motel early Thursday morning. The U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement that their agents joined the search for Kristofak after he was identified as "the primary suspect" in his ex-wife's killing.


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