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  • Death date
  • May 18, 2009
  • Address
  • Vernon
  • 3411 26th St.

Jaime Sanchez, 31 [Updated]

Jaime Sanchez, a 31-year-old Latino, was shot several times and killed on Monday, May 18, in the 3400 block of 26th Street in Vernon, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Sanchez was shot about 9:40 a.m. at his place of work, Bohnhoff Lumber Co. His boss, and the owner of the lumber yard, Charles Alan Bohnhoff, 55, was also killed.

Saul Gastelum Moreno, 51, has been charged with the murders of both men and the attempted murder of Bohnhoff's son, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Moreno had apparently gotten into a work-related argument with Bohnhoff, which led to the shooting, according to the district attorney's office.

Prosecutors allege that Moreno pointed a gun at Bohnhoff's son, who was not named, but the trigger jammed. Vernon police arrived at the scene and saw Moreno driving away. Police chased him until he crashed in Huntington Park, then he was arrested and a gun was recovered, the Whittier Daily News reported.

According to the district attorney's office, Moreno is eligible for the death penalty, the decision whether to seek it has not been made. 

Whittier Daily News story: Man charged with killing boss and colleague in Vernon lumberyard

[Updated July 20, 2011: Man convicted of killing boss and co-worker at Vernon lumberyard]

-- Anthony Pesce

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