KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A 29-year-old Kansas City man accused of intentionally running over a transgender woman several times and leaving her to die remains jailed in Colorado awaiting extradition.
Luis M. Sanchez was charged Monday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the August death of 36-year-old Tamara Dominguez. Charges were unsealed Friday after Sanchez was arrested in Colorado, where he fled after Dominguez's death.
Court records say a witness told police he saw the driver of a black SUV hit the victim, back over her then run over her again. Authorities have not released a possible motive in the case.
The suspect has not been charged with a hate crime. Mike Mansur, spokesman for Jackson County prosecutor's office, says the charges could be changed if new evidence is found.