Watertown Teen Acquitted in Murder Case

(Watertown) A Watertown teen, charged with Aiding A Felon for his connection to the murder of a UW-Milwaukee student, has been acquitted. A jury yesterday (Fr) found 19-year-old Zachary Zaborek “not guilty” of assisting his friend in the murder of 31-year-old Haroon Khan, who was found in a shallow grave last October in the Town of Emmett. 20-year-old Travis Zoellick stabbed Khan and he took his own life as law enforcement closed in to execute an arrest warrant. According to the criminal complaint, Zoellick had talked with his “best friend” Zaborek about stealing a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and killing the owner. Zaborek dismissed the statement, but was later invited to the Zoellick property where a Mitsubishi was located in a storage unit. Zoellick told Zaborek that he stabbed “some guy” later describing the murder in gruesome detail. Zaborek did supply investigators with a map of the location of where he believed the shallow grave was located. He said he kept the secret because he and Zoellick were best friends. A tip by two of Zoellick’s other friends led authorities to the storage unit and shallow grave. 22-year-old Tammy Lafave, a girlfriend of Zoellick’s who was present during the kidnapping and murder, pleaded guilty to a charge of felony murder and was sentenced in June to 20 years in prison.