Brothers sentenced in 2016 Salinas killing

Bay City News Service

SALINAS — Two brothers have been sentenced in a 2016 homicide that occurred in the Chinatown area of Salinas, Monterey County District Attorney Jeanine Pacioni announced Friday.

Jerry Sanks, 31, of Salinas, was sentenced to 26 years and four months in state prison, and Lenny Sanks, 34, of Salinas, was sentenced to 12 years and eight months in state prison, prosecutors said.

Both had previously pleaded guilty to the 2016 killing of Kareem Jamal King.

Jerry Sanks shot the 23-year-old King on the corner of Bridge Alley and East Lake Street in the Chinatown area of Salinas on Sept. 16, 2016, and Lenny Sanks arranged for the ride to the location in which King was killed, according to prosecutors.

Jerry Sanks was arrested on Sept. 18, 2018 and Lenny Sanks was arrested on Feb. 15, 2019.

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The brothers erroneously believed King was responsible for shooting their friend Marcus Jelks 11 days earlier, prosecutors said.

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