Two Portland men indicted for murder, burglary

Larry Desay Bradley, 66, (left) and Shawn Michael Sanchez, 41 (right) shown in jail booking photos.
Larry Desay Bradley, 66, (left) and Shawn Michael Sanchez, 41 (right) shown in jail booking photos.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Two men face charges of murder and burglary after a Multnomah County grand jury issued an indictment following the stabbing death of a 44-year-old man in Southeast Portland.

Shawn Michael Sanchez, 41, and Larry Desay Bradley, 66, will both be arraigned on the grand jury’s indictment Thursday morning at the Multnomah County Justice Center.

Homicide detectives arrested Bradley around 9:00 p.m. April 10 near Southeast 143rd and Southeast Stark Street. He was not initially charged with the death of Victor “Todd” Howell. Detectives held Bradley on a parole violation and unlawful possession of methamphetamine until the grand jury’s indictment. He has remained in custody since being detained.

The indictment, obtained by KOIN 6, shows Bradley is charged with two counts of murder and one count first degree burglary.

Sanchez, meanwhile, was indicted on the same charges plus on addition charge of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine. He was arrested April 24th at a mobile home park in Northeast Portland. According to the initial criminal complaint filed against Sanchez on April 25, he and “another person, a participant in said crime, did cause the death of another human being.” Details of the other person, who later turned out to be Bradley, were not released by police because detectives needed to conduct more investigative work, officials said.

The investigation started Sunday April 6, 2014 when officers were called to Portland Adventist Medical Center on a report of a stabbing victim who had been dropped off by a private vehicle. Police questioned the driver, official said, but doctors were unable to save Howell. Information was later learned that led detectives to obtain a search warrant at a house in the 14600 block of Southeast Caruthers Street. Detectives said that is where the murder of Howell occurred.

Law enforcement sources told KOIN 6 News the murder was not random.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Molly Daul at (503) 823-0991, molly.daul@portlandoregon.go; or, Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457,

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