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Former Tehachapi Prison guard sentenced to 80 years in prison in death of Edwin Lima

Posted: 1:01 PM, Oct 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-18 21:07:30Z

A former Tehachapi Prison guard has been sentenced to 80 years and 4 months in prison after being found guilty  of five felony counts in the death of Edwin Lima, who was also a Tehachapi Prison employee. 

Sanchez was found guilty of first degree murder of Edwin Lima, felony attempted murder of Sanchez' estranged wife, shooting in an inhabited dwelling, assault with a firearm, and first degree burglary.

Sanchez was  accused  of shooting and killing Lima last May. At the time, Sanchez allegedly also shot at his estranged wife. She was not hit.

Sanchez is currently being held in Wasco State Prison. He must also pay $650 in fines.