A suspect in a murder-for-hire case out of Paso Robles, who has reportedly been on the run for six years, is now behind bars in San Luis Obispo County.
Jail logs show David Rodriguez Hernandez, 43, was booked Jan. 30 on multiple charges, including murder, conspiracy, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting great bodily injury.
The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office says he was extradited from Mexico to face prosecution for the February 2013 shooting death of Victor Sanchez, 37.
The Paso Robles Police Department says it teamed up with the DA’s Office, U.S. Marshal’s Service, Mexican Liaison Team and Fresno ICE ERO team to make the arrest.
Prosecutors say Sanchez’s ex-girlfriend, Maria Fajardo, paid thousands in cash to injure him.
First, Sanchez’s nose and arm were broken when he was attacked with a tire iron.
During Fajardo’s 2014 jury trial, prosecutors said she then paid to have her former lover kidnapped and shot in the kneecaps.
He was gunned down in front of his Paso Robles apartment complex.
Fajardo was convicted of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and second-degree murder and sentenced to at least 21 years behind bars.
Hernandez pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Monday and is due back in court Feb. 20.
There are still three other outstanding suspects in the case.
Paso Robles police say no bail arrest warrants have been issued for Edgar Ontiveros, 23, AKA “Huero,” Alejandro Anguiano, 24, AKA “Barbujas,” and Louis Henry Madrigal, 25, AKA “Cuates” or “Flaco.” Police say they are considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone who knows where they may be is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency.