Jury: Roberto Miramontes Roman, who once confessed to killing Millard County sheriff's deputy, not guilty

Jurors decided there was too much reasonable doubt

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  • Butch70 Spokane, WA
    Aug. 18, 2012 10:53 a.m.

    Justice has been served. But it does not bring back the dead.

  • RShackleford Saint George, UT
    Aug. 18, 2012 8:35 a.m.

    Law enforcement in the counties could avoid a lot of this if they would crack down on the illegal aliens they know are in their jurisdiction. This man was/is an illegal alien and this was known before the murder of Deputy Fox. Local authorities are to intimidated to rid the criminal element from their counties. The Millard County Sheriff should take some responsibility for this. The "Firearm by a Restricted Person" Charge is because he is an illegal alien from Mexico.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 18, 2012 8:30 a.m.

    Well, that's our justice system. The jury did the best they could with the evidence presented. It was a weak case, and there was "reasonable" doubt.

    That does not mean that Mr. Roman is innocent and did not kill Deputy Fox, only that there is insufficient evidence to convict him of the crime.

    Sadly, this is a crime that never should have happened, and was totally preventable.

    Had Mr. Roman not been with the guy he now blames as the killer, Deputy Fox would probably still be alive.

    The Deseret News' affiliate KSL news previously reported: "...Roberto Roman's background also includes the fact that he was deported from the United States in 1998.

    Roman legally entered the United States in 1990, only to be deported eight years later following felony drug convictions. Since then, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says Roman has been arrested twice for illegally re-entering the United States and federally prosecuted once for the same offense."

    Protect our cops. Enforce our immigration laws.