Long Branch man charged with attempted murder of his boss

Moises Espinoza-Sanchez, 41 a day laborer at various landscaping companies was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, criminal mischief and obstruction.
According to police officials Mr. Sanchez had an ongoing dispute with one of his bosses. On Saturday, Espinoza-Sanchez fired one shot using a .22-caliber rifle at the driver side window of a Chevrolet Silverado, where his boss was sitting in the driver s seat, causing the window to shatter. After the gunfire, Espinoza-Sanchez and his friend went inside the Liberty Street home and the victim called 9-1-1, stated Lt. Frank Morey. The county SWAT Team was called and after several hours Espinoza-Sanchez and his friend were taken into custody according to Lt. Morey.
The rifle was recovered and there were no injures reported. There were also no hostages or evacuations.
According to an article in NJ.com Since Espinoza-Sanchez is not living in the country legally, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has also been notified Espinoza-Sanchez being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold. His bail has been set at an amount in excess of $750,000 bail with no 10 percent option, Morey said.

In the event that Espinoza-Sanchez is convicted of the Attempted Murder charge, a first degree offense in New Jersey, he could potentially face in excess of 20 years in New Jersey State Prison, with a requirement that he serve 85% of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole under the No Early Release Act (“NERA“) for violent offenders.
More importantly, in light of his status in the United States, Espinoza-Sanchez faces serious immigration consequences if convicted. A conviction for any violent offense means that deportation is a practical certainty.