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Suspect in Christmas Day murder has criminal history

Benjamin Poehlman, 31, charged in murder of Roxanne Sanchez, 28

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SAN ANTONIO – The man arrested and charged in the Christmas Day shooting death of 28-year-old Roxanne Sanchez has a history of criminal convictions.

Benjamin Poehlman, 31, was found by police with a gun in his hand Thursday morning after the shooting. 

Police said Sanchez and Poehlman were involved in an argument inside a home in the 4300 block of First View Drive.

During the argument, Poehlman pulled a gun and shot Sanchez in the chest, investigators said. 

Police said they found the alleged shooter, who is confined to a wheelchair, locked in a room with the victim. 

Poehlman was arrested and charged with murder.

A public records check shows that Poehlman has prior convictions on drug and weapons charges.