Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Murder Charges filed in Bayesteros Case

Murder Charges filed in Bayesteros Case

    Boise, June 13, 2007 - The Ada County Prosecutor has filed murder charges in connection with a case investigated by detectives with the Boise Police Department.

    Charged: Jesus Vasquez Sanchez, 20, Mexican Citizen

                    1 ct. Murder in the 1st degree

                    1 ct Grand Theft

    Sanchez remains in the Ada County Jail, where he has been since he was charged with Grand Theft in connection with stealing the victims vehicle April 23rd.

    The charges are in connection with the murder of Fernando Leon Bayesteros, 26 of Boise. The complaint against sanchez alleges Sanchez committed the murder sometime between April 18th & April 20th at the vicitm's residence, an apartment on the 5600 blk of Dorian.

    A preliminary hearing on the murder charge has been set for July 5, 2007.

    For more background, please refer to the news release titled "Update - Homicide Investigation" at www.boisepolice.org.

    Any further information will be released by the Ada County Prosecutors Office.