Homicide

Father of slain college student arrested in Connecticut

Walter DaSilva, center, of Danbury, Conn., appears in Superior Court for an extradition hearing in Bridgeport, Conn., on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. DaSilva was arrested in Bridgeport on Friday, and is wanted as a suspect in the July 3 fatal shooting of his 19-year old daughter, Sabrina DaSilva, in New Bedford, Mass. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Walter DaSilva, center, of Danbury, Conn., appears in Superior Court for an extradition hearing in Bridgeport, Conn., on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. DaSilva was arrested in Bridgeport on Friday, and is wanted as a suspect in the July 3 fatal shooting of his 19-year old daughter, Sabrina DaSilva, in New Bedford, Mass. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Federal authorities say a man arrested in Connecticut is wanted for questioning in connection with the killing of his 19-year-old daughter in Massachusetts.

Walter DaSilva, of Danbury, was convicted in 2002 for attempting to murder the teen's mother in Weston, Massachusetts.

The U.S. Marshals Service says DaSilva was arrested Friday in Bridgeport. The daughter, Sabrina DaSilva, was shot to death July 3 outside her home in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She was attending Bristol Community College in nearby Fall River.

DaSilva was charged with being a fugitive from justice and violating probation in connection with the attempted murder conviction. U.S. marshals say he is a Brazilian citizen and that his immigration status is in question.

DaSilva is detained on bail pending an extradition hearing Monday in Bridgeport. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.