Death penalty sought in Warminster shootings

March 8, 2008 1:15:19 PM PST
Bucks County prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing two Warminster residents over cash he believed he was owed for cocaine. Twenty-five-year-old Alfonso Sanchez is charged with homicide and related crimes in the October shooting deaths of 27-year-old Lisa Diaz and 22-year-old Mendez Thomas.

Prosecutors said Friday the death penalty was warranted because there were multiple victims, other people were endangered, and the alleged crimes related to drugs and to another felony, burglary.

Sanchez pleaded not guilty before a county judge on Friday. He is scheduled to stand trial March 31 along with two Warminster men charged with conspiring with him.

Sanchez is being held in prison without bail while awaiting trial.


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