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David Rodriguez Hernandez (DOB 12-29-75)
David Rodriguez Hernandez (DOB 12-29-75)

David Rodriguez Hernandez sentenced to serve 24 years and 8 months in prison for his involvement in the 2013 shooting death of Victor Hugo Sanchez

Author: District Attorney
Date: 1/12/2021 3:12:10 PM

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that David Rodriguez Hernandez (44) has been sentenced to 24 years and 8 months in state prison for his involvement in the 2013 shooting death of Victor Hugo Sanchez (37).


In accordance with a plea agreement, a San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge has sentenced David Hernandez (44) to serve 24 years and 8 months in state prison for his involvement in the 2013 shooting death of Victor Hugo Sanchez (37) in Paso Robles as a part of a conspiracy with several other individuals.

The victim’s ex-girlfriend Maria del Carmen Granados Fajardo, who was prosecuted and sentenced to 21 years to life in 2014, paid to have Mr. Sanchez injured and later killed.  David Rodriguez Hernandez was convicted as one of the individuals hired to injure and kidnap Mr. Sanchez.  Three other suspects are still on the run.  The victim was first assaulted on October 6, 2012 with a tire iron, which resulted in a broken nose and arm.  On February 23, 2013, the hired group returned to kidnap and shoot Mr. Sanchez in the knees.  However, the victim resisted and was shot multiple times in a parking lot of a Paso Robles apartment building, resulting in his death.

On June 29, 2018, David Rodriguez Hernandez was arrested in Mexico and extradited to face prosecution after having been on the run for more than five years.  Several law enforcement and immigration agencies were involved in the extradition of Hernandez, who was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on January 30, 2019.  On November 30, 2020, Hernandez was convicted by plea of conspiracy, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and voluntary manslaughter.  Hernandez also admitted using a firearm during the homicide.  Yesterday, Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn Duffy sentenced Hernandez to 24 years and 8 months in state prison for the convictions.

“This office and our local law enforcement will always continue to pursue justice by seeking and apprehending those responsible, even when they flee our jurisdiction,” said District Attorney Dan Dow.  “This case is an example of our commitment to holding offenders accountable no matter where they go and try to hide.”

Three others have been charged in the killing of Mr. Sanchez, have active arrest warrants for murder and are considered armed and dangerous.  They include:

Edgar Ontiveros (DOB 03/09/1995),

Louis Henry Madrigal (DOB 01/19/1994), and

Alejandro Benjamin Anguiano (DOB 05/13/1994)

The District Attorney’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating these fugitives.  If you have any information, please call the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation at 805-781-4171.  Persons wishing to remain anonymous should call the Crime Stoppers’ 24-hour hotline at 805-549-STOP (805-549-7867) or contact Crime Stoppers through the website at: www.slotips.org

A copy of the charging document can be found here, and a copy of the defendant’s booking photo can be found here.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kristy Imel and investigated by the Paso Robles Police Department with the assistance of the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation. 

Please contact Assistant District Attorney Eric J. Dobroth at 805-781-5819 with any questions.

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