By Associated Press - Wednesday, June 6, 2018

DENVER (AP) - A Denver man accused of robbing and fatally stabbing an elderly customer who had hired him to do landscaping work has been charged with first-degree murder.

The Denver Post reports 48-year-old Michael David Sell was charged Tuesday in the death of 77-year-old Julian Sanchez.

Prosecutors say Sanchez hired Sell to work at his home and was attacked as the two were driving together to a home improvement store May 26. Sell is accused of robbing Sanchez, who had $7,700 in cash in his pocket, and dumping him on the side of a road.

A passerby found Sanchez covered in blood and bleeding from several slash wounds to the face and neck. He died at a hospital.

It’s unclear if Sell, who also is charged with robbery and motor vehicle theft, has hired an attorney.


Information from: The Denver Post,

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