Arraignment Set For Suspect In 1995 Dorchester Murder

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — An arraignment has been set for the man who is accused of murdering another man about 24 years ago in Dorchester.

William Sanchez, 46, of the Dominican Republic, is accused of shooting Jorge Medina to death back in 1995. Police say he was charged then, but fled the country before being indicted.

The shooting happened Oct. 8, 1995 outside a house party on Norwell Street shortly before 4 a.m. Police say Medina removed Sanchez from the party while he was working as a bouncer.

Sanchez then allegedly came back and shot Medina and one other person. Medina was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

At the time, Sanchez had been known as William Soto. Police say he went to New York City right after the shooting and then left for the Dominican Republic.

Sanchez wasn’t located until years later. An extradition treaty with the Dominican Republic was signed in 2015 to find him.

“When a homicide occurs families are forever altered,” District Attorney Rachael Rollins said in a statement. “Whether a homicide happened decades or days ago, we are working tirelessly to solve them. All of them.”

Sanchez is expected to be arraigned Monday in the Magistrate’s Session of Suffolk Superior Court.

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WBZ NewsRadio's Doug Cope (@dcopewbz) reports

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