Murder charges for man police say followed through on death threats
December 20, 2017 06:13 PM
RIO ARRIBA COUNTY, N.M. – A 25-year-old man from the Santa Clara Pueblo is behind bars accused of threatening to kill a man and following through with that threat.
New Mexico State Police say neighbors of William Jimerson found him dead on the floor of his home in Rio Arriba County on Monday.
When officers arrived, they found the 67-year-old with two gunshot wounds to his head. Through interviews, investigators learned that Gabriel Sanchez had been threatening to kill Jimerson.
Santa Clara Tribal Police were able to locate the 25-year-old on the Santa Clara Pueblo and granted State Police a search warrant for his home.
At Sanchez’s home, investigators found a pair of boots that matched shoe prints found at the scene. One boot also had blood on it. In addition to the boots, officers found a flannel shirt with a black ski mask in the pocket and an empty gun case for a revolver.
Gabriel Sanchez has been charged with one count of open murder and tampering with evidence. He is being held with no bond.
Updated: December 20, 2017 06:13 PM
Created: December 20, 2017 06:59 AM
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