Second teen charged in Sanchez murder makes brief court appearance

Wednesday , September 06, 2017 - 4:20 PM2 comments

NADIA PFLAUM, Standard-Examiner

OGDEN — The second teen charged with murder in the shooting death of an Ogden woman was in and out of Judge Brent West’s 2nd District courtroom so quickly Wednesday, Sept. 6, that some of the family members who came to the hearing didn’t make it from the hallway to the courtroom in time to catch his appearance.

Trevon Zamora, 16, and a co-defendant, 16-year-old Daniel Garcia, are charged in the shooting death of Maria Sanchez, 47, of Ogden. Sanchez died Aug. 14, a day after the shooting that left bullet holes in the windows and exterior walls of her home at 314 28th St. Sanchez and her family were inside and asleep when she was fatally shot.

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In addition to first-degree murder and obstruction of justice, Zamora is charged with purchasing, transferring, use or possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor.

Attorney Edward J. Stone made his first court appearance as counsel for Zamora and said that after speaking with the attorney for Garcia, they’d arranged for the next court hearing for both teens on Sept. 27. 

Stone made no mention of a bail hearing for Zamora. Garcia has been released from custody on bail and is required to have an ankle monitoring device tracking his movements. Mike Poulsen, with Stone’s law firm, said that bail isn’t an option for Zamora for financial reasons.

“He will stay in Farmington Bay (Youth Center), as far as we know,” Poulsen said. 

Both teens have been charged as adults by the Weber County District Attorney.

Contact reporter @NadiaPflaum at or (801) 625-4252.

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