33-year-old Miguel Jimenez Alejandre had already confessed to police that he killed his own boss and dumped his body at a construction site in San Rafael, but a Marin County Superior Court jury found him guilty this week.

Admittedly, the above image does not look like a courthouse. But it is the Marin County Superior Court, part of the Marin County Civic Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. So that’s where justice is meted out in Marin County, this week in the case of a Pittsburg construction worker accused of murdering his supervisor in May 2021. And KPIX reports that that construction worker, 33-year-old Miguel Jimenez Alejandre, was found guilty on Monday in the first-degree murder of that boss, David Nunez Sanchez.

“On May 12, 2021, Alejandre was arrested and booked into the Marin County Jail. SRPD Detectives forwarded a case to the Marin County District Attorney’s Office, charging Alejandre with the murder of Nunez Sanchez,” the San Rafael Police Department said in a release. “After several weeks of court testimony in front of a Marin County Superior Court jury, Alejandre was found guilty of first-degree murder.“

The suspect Alejandre had already confessed to the murder, the day after Nunez Sanchez’s disappearance. Nunez Sanchez was reported missing when he didn’t show up for work on May 12, 2021, but police found his truck at the San Rafael work site (with a phone and uneaten lunch inside). San Rafael police interviewed his three employees, Alejandre among them. Police say Alejandre “was questioned at length regarding his interaction with Nunez Sanchez that morning,” and that “After an extensive interview, Alejandre confessed to the Detectives that he killed Nunez Sanchez.”  

This is not totally resolved for the public, in that we still don’t know the motive for the killing, and we probably never will. The San Rafael Police Department says in their release that “Out of respect for Nunez Sanchez’s family, the manner of death and motive will not be released.”

Alejandre has not been sentenced, but is “expected to be sentenced at a future court appearance,” per the release.

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