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August 23, 2001 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Simi Valley handyman linked to a string of violent sexual assaults was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the July 5 slaying of a 20-year-old college student. Prosecutors further allege that 30-year-old Vincent Henry Sanchez killed Megan Barroso during a kidnapping and a rape or attempted rape. The allegations make Sanchez eligible for the death penalty.
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July 31, 2001 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT and TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After four long years of dead ends, the search for the Simi Valley serial rapist was so cold last summer that night-shift officers were told to cruise the city for young men and ask for saliva samples on the spot. With help from scientists at the county's crime lab, who analyzed hundreds of swabs volunteered by men during the year, the hope was for a match with DNA evidence left on several victims. In the end, an arrest came through pure luck.
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August 21, 2001 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man accused of being a serial rapist who has terrorized Simi Valley for five years was rearrested Monday on suspicion of killing Megan Barroso, a 20-year-old Moorpark College student. Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks said Vincent Henry Sanchez, 30, has been linked to the killing by an AK-47 assault rifle, a woman's jacket found in his home and other evidence recovered in his truck.
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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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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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