It was August 30, 1991. Dawn Sanchez left the Four Seasons Motel in Los Altos, California, where she was living. Dawn, Bernardo Bass and another male friend who referred to himself only as ‘Chopsticks’ drove to an empty lot near a softball park. After hanging out for some time, Dawn and Bernado began fighting and hurriedly returned to his Pontiac Grand Prix.
‘Chopsticks’ would later testify that after driving approximately 100 yards, the car stopped. It was then he heard a scream and the sound of a gunshot before the car sped away.