A Greeley man has been convicted by a Weld County jury of severely beating a lady in his residence, breaking her leg and bruising numerous elements of her physique.
Phillip Romero, 43, was convicted Wednesday, after a week-long trial, on a number of fees together with first-degree assault, menacing and false imprisonment, in line with the district lawyer’s workplace.
Romero was arrested by Greeley police in April after a report of an assault at his seventh Avenue residence, in line with a information launch.
The sufferer instructed police she had been in a relationship with Romero for about two months. She arrived at his residence on April 11 and Romero accused her of dishonest on him with different males. He turned extraordinarily indignant, beat the lady and held her towards her will, the discharge stated.
The sufferer was in a position to escape, after about six hours, when she satisfied Romero to let her go to her financial institution to present him cash she owed him.
“This man has no enterprise strolling the streets of Weld County anymore,” Weld District Legal professional Michael Rourke stated within the launch. “He’s a repeat offender and is an especially violent particular person. Our job is to serve and defend this neighborhood from evil folks like Mr. Romero.”
Romero, who was additionally convicted of second-degree assault, was charged with one rely of being a routine prison. The courtroom will rule on the routine prison cost on April 4.
Romero faces a attainable 96-year jail sentence. With out the routine prison conviction, he faces 10 to 32 years in jail.