A woman accused of having her former boyfriend murdered had photos of the ex-boyfriend in “romantic poses” with naked women, a prosecution witness testified Tuesday.
Armando Corella, the former director of the Paso Robles Housing Authority, said Maria del Carmen Granados Fajardo came to him in 2012, seeking a no-trespassing order against her ex-boyfriend, Victor Sanchez.
In requesting the order, Fajardo, who lived in public housing operated by Corella’s employer, showed Corella color photos of Sanchez with other women.
“She was just hurt and jealous that when Victor wasn’t with her — and possibly when he was with her — he was chasing other women,” Corella testified.
Fajardo, 51, of Paso Robles, is accused of paying to have Sanchez, 37, injured on two separate occasions. In October 2012, he was beaten with a tire iron near Templeton. Four months later, he was shot to death outside the Paso Robles apartment complex where he lived.
In his opening statements, deputy district attorney Craig Van Rooyen said Fajardo was a scorned woman seeking revenge.
After the first attack, Fajardo suggested the culprit was another jealous lover, according to Jose Sanchez, one of Victor Sanchez’s brothers.
Fajardo showed him and his father a letter from a female inmate to Victor Sanchez, he told a jury. The letter, which Fajardo also showed to Corella, warned Sanchez not to cheat on her while she was in jail.
“Threats were made by the woman,” Corella said.
Fajardo suggested the jail inmate was behind the October attack, Jose Sanchez testified.
While Fajardo and Sanchez had a relationship for roughly 10 years, Corella described it as an “on and off” one. When Fajardo showed him the photos, the two had separated and Sanchez was no longer living with Fajardo at the Oak Park Public Housing Project.
During her discussion with Corello, Fajardo also said Sanchez had broken her finger while trying to gain control of a cell phone.
While Fajardo claimed in a restraining order that Sanchez was abusive, on one occasion, Sanchez’s siblings said, Fajardo was clearly the abusive one.
In June 2012, Fajardo crashed a party Sanchez attended, demanding keys to a truck. When he refused to hand them over, Fajardo slapped him twice in the face, testified Monica Sanchez, the victim’s sister who was at the party.
Her brother called 911, she said, but didn’t strike back.
“He never put a hand on her,” Monica Sanchez said.