Mistrial declared for accused killer of Tehachapi woman Cheyenne Watkins

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 20:33:02-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The trial for 36-year-old Alejandro Sanchez, the man accused of killing Tehachapi woman Cheyenne Watkins, has ended in a hung jury.

A Superior Court judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury failed to reach a verdict in this case.

A retrial is scheduled for Feb. 24, according to court records. Sanchez will be held without bail until then.

Watkins, was found dead on June 1 in the 19700 block of Kid Place of Tehachapi. She died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the coroner's office.

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On October 12, 2019, Kern County Sheriff detectives were able to track Sanchez down in Santa Monica, arresting him with the assistance of the Santa Monica Police Department.