Teen indie film actor Jeremy Sanchez has confessed to the murder of 19-year-old Kenneth Archbold. Sanchez, 16, played a young, gang-affiliated killer named ‘J’ in the independent film Toddlers. When first released earlier this year, the film received much criticism about glorifying gang life.
Archbold was fatally shot on July 15, 2012 on Lenox Avenue and West 135th Street. The expectant father was visiting the Harlem neighborhood from Teaneck, NJ for a friend’s party, reports the New York Daily News.
Sanchez told authorities on August 29 that he and a friend chased down Archbold and his friend. After losing Archbold’s friend, Sanchez said, “I came back (Archbold) was being beaten up. I had a .380 pistol and I shot him three times.”
“He thinks he’s living out a movie,” Archobold’s mother commented to the Daily News. “My son is gone. He’s not coming back. His daughter is going to have no father. I don’t think he understands that.”
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