Man sentenced to life in prison for NC 'Top Model' quadruple homicide

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A young man was found guilty Tuesday morning in a 2015 quadruple homicide case that gained national attention due to one of the victims being a former contestant on America's Top Model.

The jury found 21-year-old Edward Sanchez guilty of four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder.

He will live out his life in prison as he was sentenced to four consecutive sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole, as well as an addition 157-201 months in prison. 

Police said drugs were the motive behind the killings which occurred in February 2015. Police initially began investigating after a deadly shooting occurred in a parking lot of the Microtel Inn in Matthews. After receiving a tip, they were led to three victims' bodies in a Charlotte home. Police determined the two killings were linked.

Police identified the victims as Mirjana Puhar, who was on the national model search show. Jonathan Cosme Alvarado and Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia were also killed.

Neighbors said the victims moved into the home a few months before they were killed. 

Not long after the killings, police began to make arrests. Four people were charged.

Emmanuel Rangel and David Lopez were two of the other suspects charged.

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