DA Vance: Jeremy Sanchez Sentenced to 25 Years-to-Life in State Prison for Fatally Shooting Kenneth Archbold

October 7, 2015

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the sentencing of JEREMY SANCHEZ, 19, to 25 years-to-life in state prison for fatally shooting 19-year-old Kenneth Archbold in 2012. On August 17, 2015, a jury in New York State Supreme Court found the defendant guilty of all the charges in the indictment against him, including the top charge of Murder in the Second Degree, as well as Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.

“On a city street corner, Jeremy Sanchez shot the 19-year-old victim and left him to die,” said District Attorney Vance. “Gun violence irrevocably affects the lives of victims and their loved ones, and in this case, a young man’s tragic death took place just weeks before the birth of his daughter, who will never have the chance to meet her father.”

As proven at trial, at approximately 1:50 a.m. on July 15, 2012, Kenneth Archbold and a friend were riding bicycles along Lenox Avenue when they encountered SANCHEZ at the corner of West 134th Street. After running after the victim’s friend, who biked away, the defendant took out a .38-caliber pistol and fatally shot the victim three times in the chest. SANCHEZ fled, leaving the victim unconscious and bleeding in the street, approximately one block away from Harlem Hospital. The victim died from his injuries shortly thereafter.

Assistant District Attorneys Stuart Silberg and Marcy Chelmow handled the prosecution of the case, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Gene Porcaro, Chief of Trial Bureau 30, and Executive Assistant District Attorney John Irwin, Chief of the Trial Division.   

Defendant Information:

JEREMY SANCHEZ, D.O.B. 2/14/1996
Bronx, NY


  • Murder in the Second Degree, a class A felony, 1 count
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony, 2 counts


  • 25 years-to-life years in state prison