Baytown police say 3 brothers confessed to killing 2 teens

Baytown police say they've solved a 10-year-old murder case with the arrests of three brothers
Friday, June 13, 2014
A Baytown man faces capital murder in the double slaying of two teenagers more than ten years ago.

Baytown Police said David Lee Sanchez, 32, confessed to shooting the two teenagers, Fernando Salinas, 19 and Juan Grimaldo, 19, at the Village Lane Apartments on September 11, 2004. Lee Sanchez's brothers Pedro Sanchez, 31, and Jason Sanchez, 35, have also been detained.

"I was only 9 years old. I was still a baby to find out my brother, my oldest brother, had died," said Grimaldo's sister Diana Hargrave at a press conference Friday.

"My brother left behind a son which he never got to meet his father, he was only two," said Salina's sister Sandra Salinas.

Police said after the killings, the case went cold citing little evidence and no witnesses. Then, in 2013, Detectives looked at the case again.

"Detectives were able to obtain warrants to bring in person's of interest for interviews," said Baytown Police Det. Edgar Elizondo.

Det. Elizondo said during those interviews, the brothers confessed to having a part in the killings. Det. Elizondo said David Lee Sanchez admitted to shooting Salinas and Grimaldo. Det. Elizondo said David Lee Sanchez was charged with capital murder. Charges are pending for his brothers. Det. Elizondo said there may be other suspects still out there.

"There's still that why that we would like to know," said Salinas.

"I just hope anybody who is any little thing just come forward and help us to get everyone was involved into jail prison or wherever," said Hargrave.

Anyone who has information on this or any other crime is asked to call the Baytown Police Department at 281-422-8371. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 281-427-TIPS; submit anonymous tips online at the Baytown Police Department website http://www.baytown.org, or text keyword BAYTOWN plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 cash and you will remain anonymous.
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