Mercer county officials reported that an East Windsor man charged with the February 2019 stabbing death of Luis Sanchez pleaded guilty this week to aggravated manslaughter.
Jefrey Vasquez-Calderon, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated manslaughter before Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert E. Lytle on September 6.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Vasquez-Calderon be sentenced to 22 years in state prison under the No Early Release Act.
Police say the guilty plea results from an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the East Windsor Township Police Department.
On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at approximately 8:30 a.m., police responded to Sanchez's residence in the first block of Bennington Drive and found him unresponsive on the back patio area of the home.
There were visible wounds and trauma to Sanchez's body, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigation revealed that Sanchez and Vasquez-Calderon left a nearby liquor store and lounged earlier that evening. After returning to Sanchez's residence, Vasquez-Calderon stabbed Sanchez numerous times with a knife. The two men were acquaintances and neighbors who lived on the first block of Bennington Drive.
Assistant Prosecutor Timothy McCann represented the state. Vasquez-Calderon is scheduled to be sentenced on November 4