Father of murdered ASU student makes offer to son's killer

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

TEMPE, Ariz - The father of a murdered Arizona State University student is making an offer to one of the suspects who attacked and killed his son.

Dan Marco has been a criminal defense attorney for 23 years and his 21-year-old son, Zachary Marco, was robbed, shot and killed by at least two suspects last week near the ASU campus in Tempe.

Marco says he will help defend one of the men who attacked his son. “I'd rather this nightmare end sooner than later. To help hurry this along I want the guy who didn't pull the trigger to understand he's just as guilty as his buddy and to promise I would assist in any way I can in his defense.”

Marco says this offer is the only chance this suspect has at ever being free because in Arizona he is facing life in prison and possibly execution.

Police say at least two men were involved with robbing Zachary while he was walking home from the library Sunday.

Marco says he has absolute confidence in both Tempe and ASU police. “I know there are 12 detectives on this case, all with different assignments, all follow leads.”

The suspects took Zachary’s old laptop and a cell phone worth only about $200.


Zachary Marco Memorial
A public viewing will be held between 6 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Bunker Funeral Home, 33 N Centennial Way, in Mesa.
Another memorial service will take place between 1 and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Central Christian Chuch, 933 N. Lindsay Road, in Mesa.