Sanchez Pleads Guilty to Killing Wife
City Times Staff
A Bancroft man accused of killing his wife and holding law enforcement at bay for four hours last June has pleaded guilty.
Larry Sanchez, 59, was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide before Judge Thomas Flugaur on Thursday morning.
Sanchez shot and killed his wife on June 3, 2015, then barricaded himself inside his Bancroft home while multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene over a period of more than four hours.
District Attorney Louis Molepske said Sanchez’ $1 million bond was revoked, and he will remain behind bars until his Sept. 22 sentencing. Sanchez faces up to 65 years behind bars.
Molepske called the guilty plea a good thing.
“It means he acknowledged his guilt, on the record, instead of just not contesting the state’s charges,” Molepske said Thursday morning.
Sanchez returns to court for sentencing Sept. 22.