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Suspect arrested in Paso Robles murder-for hire case after six years on the run 

David Rodriguez Hernandez, 43

David Rodriguez Hernandez, 43.

–43-year-old David Rodriguez Hernandez, a suspect in a 2013 murder-for-hire case out of Paso Robles, is now in custody in San Luis Obispo County, according to multiple reports.

He was booked on Jan. 30 on multiple charges, including murder, conspiracy, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting great bodily injury.

Hernandez, who has reportedly been on the run for six years, was extradited from Mexico to face prosecution for the Feb. 2013 shooting death of Victor Sanchez, 37.

Reports say Sanchez’s ex-girlfriend, Maria Fajardo, paid thousands in cash to injure him. Sanchez’s nose and arm were broken when he was attacked by Hernandez with a tire iron. She then paid to have her former lover kidnapped and shot in the kneecaps, reports say. He was gunned down in front of his Paso Robles apartment complex.

Fajardo was convicted of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and second-degree murder and sentenced to at least 21 years behind bars. He plead not guilty to the charges.

Three suspects remain at-large.

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