Two fatal shootings in Arlington

Two fatal shootings have occurred in Arlington over the past two weeks and have caused the homicide number for 2011 to raise to 14 in the city.

Both incidents were said to be domestic violence situations. The first victim was a 20-year-old man that was shot at his apartment. His 19-year-old girlfriend was arrested and her bail is set at $100,000. It is suspected that she will face murder charges.

The second incident occurred as a 57-year-old woman was walking out of her apartment and she was shot while trying to meet her daughter’s ex-boyfriend. He fled after the incident, but was later found by police. He was arrested on suspicion of murder.

 

Arlington police arrest wrong man on murder charges

Fransisco Daniel Romero was recently arrested and accused of murder after being pulled over by an Arlington police officer.  Romero was pulled over for a traffic offense, but upon looking up his driver’s license number and birth date, the police found an arrest warrant for a man with the same name who is suspected of a murder 11 years ago.  Both Fransisco Daniel Romero and the man who has a warrant for arrest, Fransisco Javier Ortiz Romero, were born on October 4th, 1969 and have a wife named Sandra.

Fransisco Daniel Romero repeatedly told police that he was innocent and despite a lack of photo or fingerprint identification from the suspect, the Arlington police confirmed the warrant and turned Romero over to the Dallas County Jail.  Romeo has no criminal record, not even a traffic offense, has maintained employment, and became a permanent resident of the United States in 2002.  Fortunately, the suspect’s former wife Sandra was called in and notified the police that they had the wrong Romero.

If you or someone you know has been wrongfully accused of murder or another crime in Dallas, contact the Dallas murder and homicide lawyers of The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today.

Dallas Teen Convicted of Capital Murder

A thirteen year-old Dallas boy was recently convicted of capital murder and sentenced to at least ten years in prison after he reached a deal with prosecutors.

The boy, along with his twelve year-old girlfriend at the time, shot the girl’s mother and stepfather to death in August. Prior to his sentencing, the boy was placed in various juvenile detention centers around the state of Texas. Though the full details of the boy’s sentencing have not been made public, he was facing a forty-year maximum sentence but will probably serve much less time than that. He will be placed in the adult prison system at nineteen years-old.

The girl involved in the murder received an extension on her trial, and her case will be heard in March.

If you or your child has been accused of the serious crime of murder, please contact the Dallas murder defense attorneys of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, by calling (214) 845-7007.

Two murdered in shooting near SMU

This Wednesday, two men were tragically killed in a shooting near the Southern Methodist University campus.  The shooting occurred at the 5600 block of East Mockingbird Lane outside a Burger Street restaurant.

According to police reports, two men were sitting in a maroon Jaguar outside the fast food restaurant a little after 10 P.M. on Wednesday evening, when two men walked up to the vehicle.  The four got into a fight and multiple shots were fired before the two suspects ran away.  One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene of the crime and another was taken to Baylor University Medical Center where he later passed away.

After arriving at the scene of the crime, officers found a 30-pound bag of marijuana and suspect that the fight was over a drug deal.  Officers were able to follow a trace of blood to the Phoenix apartment complex where they arrested 24-year old Jason Greer Frappier and 25-year old Christian Emanual Avalos.  The two suspects have been charged with capital murder.

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