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January 12, 2002 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against an unemployed carpenter accused of killing and attempting to rape a Moorpark College student, authorities said Friday. Vincent Henry Sanchez of Simi Valley faces a March 11 trial for allegedly shooting Megan Barroso as she drove home from a party, kidnapping her from her car and then trying to rape her, Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Lela Henke-Dobroth said. The kidnapping and attempted rape charges make him eligible for the death penalty.
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August 13, 2001 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 500 people gathered at a small Camarillo church on Sunday to pay final respects to 20-year-old slaying victim Megan Barroso, who was remembered as a kind woman with a warm smile and an infectious laugh. Mourners who attended the afternoon memorial service at Peace Lutheran Church heard about the life of the Moorpark College student who was shot to death last month as she drove home from a Fourth of July party.
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August 1, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV and TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A suspected serial rapist was charged with 57 criminal counts Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting 11 women in Simi Valley during the past five years. Vincent Henry Sanchez, a 30-year-old part-time movie studio employee, appeared briefly in Ventura County Superior Court but did not enter a plea to the charges, which include counts of kidnapping, rape and assault with a deadly weapon. His arraignment was postponed until Aug. 10. Sanchez is being held in lieu of $1-million bail.
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July 31, 2001 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 30-year-old Simi Valley man has been arrested in connection with 14 sexual assaults committed over the last five years in this suburban community that routinely ranks as one of the safest in the nation. Police arrested Vincent Henry Sanchez, a part-time movie studio employee, Sunday night after receiving a tip from his roommate. He is expected to be charged today with several felony counts of burglary, sexual assault and kidnapping. He remains in custody in lieu of $1-million bail.
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August 6, 2001 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Megan Barroso, the 20-year-old Moorpark College student whose body was found over the weekend in a canyon southeast of Simi Valley, died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, authorities said Sunday. An autopsy positively identified Barroso's badly decomposed body through dental records, said Mitch Breese, an investigator with the Ventura County medical examiner's office. The body was found by a search team early Saturday in a ravine off Black Canyon Road.
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August 23, 2002 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While accused serial rapist Narcisso Solis cruised Thousand Oaks streets and allegedly raped another woman in July, DNA evidence linking him to two earlier sexual assaults sat unattended in a county crime lab freezer. Short-staffed and burdened by the demands of several high-profile criminal cases last spring, technicians took nearly six months to alert detectives that stored DNA from Thousand Oaks rapes in January 2002 and August 1998 pointed to a single suspect, officials said.
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July 31, 2001 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 30-year-old Simi Valley man has been arrested in connection with 14 sexual assaults committed over the last five years in this quiet, suburban community that routinely ranks as one of the safest in the nation. Vincent Henry Sanchez, a part-time studio employee, was arrested Sunday night after police received a tip from his roommate. Sanchez is expected to be charged today with multiple felony counts of burglary, sexual assault and kidnapping. He remains in custody in lieu of $1 million bail.
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August 6, 2001 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Megan Barroso, the 20-year-old Moorpark College student whose body was found during the weekend in a canyon southeast of Simi Valley, died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, authorities said Sunday. An autopsy positively identified Barroso's badly decomposed body through dental records, said Mitch Breese, an investigator with the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office. Barroso's body was found by a search team early Saturday in a ravine off Black Canyon Road.
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August 5, 2001 | TIMOTHY HUGHES and TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The body of a missing 20-year-old Moorpark woman was found Saturday in a remote area southeast of Simi Valley, ending a monthlong search by authorities that began after the woman's bullet-riddled car was found under a freeway overpass. A search team assisted by dogs discovered Megan Barroso's body about 8 a.m. in a ravine off Black Canyon Road, authorities said. Suzan Barroso, the victim's mother, joined 300 law enforcement officers and volunteers in the search.
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August 3, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV and TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As investigators pressed Thursday for links between the suspected Simi Valley rapist and the disappearance of Moorpark resident Megan Barroso, a missing part of an AK-47 assault rifle emerged as a new and potentially crucial piece of evidence in the case.
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