Second Arrest Made in Connection With New Britain Murder

New Britain police have made a second arrest in connection with the murder of a Meriden man in December.

Idaliz Zavala-Burgos, 32, of Springfield, Massachusetts has been charged with murder with special circumstances and one count of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the death of Jesus M. Silva, 25, of Meriden.

Silva was found unresponsive in a vehicle near the intersection of Yeaton Street and Farmington Avenue in New Britain at 7:48 p.m. on Dec. 30 and pronounced dead at the scene.

The office of the chief medical examiner determined that Silva died from a gunshot wound and his death was ruled a homicide.

Joel Jaquez, 31, also of Springfield, Massachusetts, has arrested earlier this week in connection with the case and charged with one count of murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder.

When Jaquez was arrested, he was in New Britain Police custody, being held on a $1 million bond, as a fugitive from justice out of Florida.

Zavala-Burgos was taken into custody in Springfield, Massachusetts at 1 p.m. on Tuesday help from U.S. Marshals and is being held on a $1 million court-set bond.

She is scheduled to appear in court in New Britain to be arraigned today.

The arrest warrant has been sealed and police have released no other information.
Anyone with information about the case should call Detective Karl Mordasiewicz at 860-826-3141.

Anonymous tips may also be made on the Community Tip Line at (860) 826-3199 or online at

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