A Salt Lake City jury on Thursday acquitted a man accused of kidnapping the wife and children of a murder suspect last year.
Victor Manuel Sanchez, 41, was acquitted on three first-degree felony aggravated kidnapping charges at the end of a three-day trial in 3rd District Court before Judge Ann Boyden.
Sanchez was charged in connection with kidnapping Rosalinda Oquita and her two children, ages 2 and 3, on April 6, 2010. Oquita reported that Sanchez took her and brought her to an apartment where her husband, Delfino Arriaga-Luna, was hiding from police. Authorities were searching for Arriaga-Luna as a suspect in the slaying of Stephanie Williams, 19.