PARKCHESTER, The Bronx (PIX11) — After losing his job at Goldman Sachs, a man resorted to murder to get more heroin, a jury decided Wednesday.
31-year-old Alexis Sanchez was convicted in the 2nd-degree murder of Stephen Mari and criminal possession of a weapon Friday.
In Nov. 2011, Sanchez had been out of his job at Goldman Sachs for two weeks and was looking to buy heroin from his regular dealer, Mari, prosecutors said.
Sanchez wanted to buy $180 worth of the drug but knew he was $35 short, so he lured the 42-year-old father to an alleyway on Purdey St.
Sanchez proceeded to shoot him eight times, leaving Mari there to die. Sanchez sped off in mother’s SUV, and was on the loose for 9 months.
After a two-week trial, it took a jury a day and a half to convict Sanchez.
He now faces up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced on March 6.AlertMe