Hector Sanchez, 27, of Clementon, was charged with the death of his girlfriend in Gloucester Township on November 2, 2017.

Sanchez is accused of stabbing his girlfriend, Leydy Barahona, multiple times during an argument inside of their apartment on November 2, 2017. Afterward, he fled the scene in the victim’s Nissan Armada, which was recovered last night in a Somerdale Walmart parking lot. The defendant then left the state and turned himself into the Cleveland Ohio Police Department on November 3, 2017.

Hector Sanchez was charged with first degree Murder on November 4, 2017, according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle.

He is currently being held in Cleveland City Jail awaiting extradition where he will be remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a pretrial detention hearing. Under recent Criminal Justice Reform rules, the court may order he be detained or released with conditions.

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Released Sunday, November 5, 2017