Hartford Man to Spend 65 Years in Prison for 2010 Fatal Shooting

By Ari Mason
|  Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014  |  Updated 3:42 PM EDT
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Hartford Man to Spend 65 Years in Prison for 2010 Fatal Shooting

The Hartford man found guilty of killing Jeanna Flores, pictured, has been sentenced to a total of 65 years in prison.

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A 24-year-old Hartford man will spend 65 years in prison in connection with the 2010 shooting that killed one woman and wounded two men she was with, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice.

Luis Sanchez has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for the Oct. 7, 2010 murder of 27-year-old Jeanna Flores, a mother of two, and an additional 10 years for the shootings of two men who were out with her.

The shootings happened just before 1 a.m. that night outside a club at 451 Franklin Avenue in Hartford’s South End. Flores died of a single gunshot wound to the head. The two men were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Sanchez was arrested in Feb. 2012. He was convicted of murder and first-degree assault this past October.

Two other Hartford residents, Santos Gonzalez and Gina Colon, were also arrested in connection with the shootings. Gonzalez was convicted of hindering prosecution and Colon was convicted of hindering prosecution and tampering with a witness.

The case was investigated by the Hartford Police Major Crimes Division, the Hartford Police Shooting Task Force and the Chief State’s Attorney Cold Case Unit.

Flores had two daughters, who were 4 and 7 years old when she died.

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