May 12, 2012 12:25 PM by Lacey Steele

Charges filed against Gilbert Sanchez

Fifteen charges including six for vehicular homicide, that's what Gilbert Sanchez now faces.

District Attorney Bill Thiebaut tells us the six counts of vehicular homicide are for the three teen victims from Alamosa.

Sanchez is also charged with four counts of vehicular assault plus two counts of child abuse for the two young teens who were injured in the wreck two weeks ago.

Thiebaut says Sanchez is innocent until proven guilty, but adds he feels they can prove him guilty based on their evidence.

"That's why we took extra time to make sure that police reports were submitted to our office, so that we could review all the information that was conceivably possibly to review before we filed the charges," said Thiebaut.

The last three of the 15 charges are driving under the influence, reckless driving, and violation of a traffic control signal for running a red light.

At this time, they cannot release how fast Sanchez was driving or his blood alcohol level.

Thiebaut says if Sanchez is found guilty on all charges, he could receive a maximum of 104 years in prison, which at his age translates into a life sentence.


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