Man demands money from roommate, says “I have killed seven, you will be eight”

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25-year-old Ernesto Sanchez was charged with robbery and attempted aggravated robbery after he demanded money from his roommate during an argument and then held a knife to his throat saying “I have killed seven, you will be eight”.

On November 7th, Metro Nashville Police officers were dispatched to 860 Murfreesboro Pike Apartment B13 in reference to a man with a weapon. Eliseo Ruiz-Ortiz stated his roommate, Ernesto Sanchez, was extremely intoxicated that prior day. Eliseo stated they got into an argument about rent money and Ernesto’s request of $20 for more alcohol.

Ernesto Sanchez (MNPD)
Ernesto Sanchez (MNPD)

According to the affidavit, when Eliseo refused his roommate grabbed him by his shirt and began to strangle him for about two minutes. He stated Ernesto proceeded to release him, grabbed a knife, put it to his throat, and told him “I have killed seven, you will be eight” in Spanish. Ernesto attacked Eliseo that day as well while he was intoxicated. He stole money from his roommate’s pocket after he refused again. Before stealing from him he reportedly pushed him to the ground and put his knee on his neck. Officers recovered the knife from yesterday, observed a small scratch on Eliseo’s nose from the altercation, and that Ernesto was intoxicated. Officers recovered $17 that was in Ernesto’s possession.

Ernesto Sanchez was arrested and charged with robbery and attempted aggravated robbery. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $40,000 bond.

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