A younger man pleaded responsible on Wednesday to a trio of San Diego killings in 2019 and 2020, together with two gang-related murders and the capturing dying of his girlfriend.
Jorge Handbook Sanchez, 20, was convicted in San Diego Superior Courtroom to costs associated to the three capturing deaths and the damage capturing of a 16-year-old boy. He’s anticipated to be sentenced subsequent month to an agreed-upon time period of 98 years to life in state jail, based on Deputy District Legal professional Miriam Hemming.
Within the capturing of 57-year-old Marco Magana, who was killed on Aug. 1, 2019, in Mountain View, Sanchez pleaded responsible to homicide. He additionally pleaded responsible to homicide within the capturing of 19-year-old Leah Posey at a Southcrest park on Feb. 8, 2020.
The capturing that killed Posey additionally left a teenage boy injured, and Sanchez pleaded responsible to an tried homicide depend for that sufferer.
Sanchez was arrested July 15, 2020, the day prosecutors say he shot and killed his 19-year-old girlfriend, Emily Cortez, in a Mountain View condominium they shared. He pleaded responsible to an involuntary manslaughter depend for Cortez’s dying.
Sanchez was 17 years previous on the time of Magana and Posey’s deaths and 18 years previous when Cortez was killed. Prosecutors mentioned Sanchez additionally admitted to allegations that the killings of Magana and Posey have been to learn a gang and that he used a firearm for all of the crimes.
About 4 months after Sanchez was arrested for Cortez’s dying, the San Diego Police Division introduced his arrest within the different two deadly shootings, together with the arrests of a number of others in reference to a spate of gang-related homicides — together with Magana’s and Posey’s — that occurred between April 2018 and February 2020 in San Diego and Nationwide Metropolis.
Seven different defendants face costs of homicide, tried homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide and extra for his or her alleged roles within the killings.