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30-year murder suspect captured in Ariz. now in Kern County custody

Posted: 4:01 PM, Apr 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-09 21:55:12Z

Paul Manuel Sanchez, the man captured in Arizona in connection to a murder in 1988 is now in custody in Kern County. 

Sanchez is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, May 10th. 

Paul Sanchez waived his extradition rights, meaning he would not fight being transported back to Kern County to face murder charges in the 1988 death of Alfredo Quinones, according to court documents. 

Court documents revealed Sanchez had been in prison the last 20 years for another murder. 

Sanchez served that time in an Arizona prison under the name Francisco Manuel Sanchez, according to documents. 

The Kern County Sheriff's Office requested the help of Homeland Security Investigations, who were able to track Sanchez to Phoenix, Arizona where he was arrested. 

Sanchez had been wanted by the Kern County Sheriff's Office for more than 30 years for the murder of Alfred Quinones. 

On May 21, 1988 KCSO was called out to a shooting in the area of 10th Place and Griffith Avenue in Wasco, Calif.

Upon arrival they found four victims of a shooting with one being a juvenile. Alfredo Quinones died as result of his injuries and a homicide investigation unfolded. Paul Sanchez was identified as the suspect.

In February of this year, investigators received information that Sanchez, now 54 years old, was living under the name Francisco Sanchez and that he had lived under several names and dates of birth over the last 30 years.

On April 24, agents with the Homeland Security Investigations Public Safety Group and officers with the Phoenix Police Department found Sanchez on N. 27th Street in Phoenix, Ariz. He was arrested and booked for murder and three counts of attempted murder.