Charges settled in double murder case against 9 year old Arizona boy, but the mystery behind what really took place continue. We may never know what took place due to the initial gag order and the sealed plea agreement of a minor. What really took place?
The 9 year old Arizona boy who was accused of murdering his father, 29 year old Vincent Romero and fathers friend, 39 year old Timothy Romans has accepted a plea. The sentence requires no jail time. The 9 year old boy’s plea spares the community from emotional trial and prevents the boy from serving time in the state juvenile corrections system or being tried as an adult.
No one inside or outside the Apache County courthouse on Thursday ever addressed what led to the Nov. 5 shootings of the boy’s father and the father’s roommate at their home in this rural community of about 4,000.
The boy, who pleaded guilty to a single count of negligent homicide, acknowledged he did something risky and dangerous that ended the life of the roommate, 39-year-old Timothy Romans, but he was not asked to explain any motive for the killing, nor have police discussed one.
During the hearing when the boy entered the plea, little was said regarding the death of the boy’s father, 29-year-old Vincent Romero.
Certainly, with no real deals only more speculation will arise from what really occurred and how a 9 year old boy murdered two adults.