This is an open and ongoing trail. Rest in Peace, Alicia.
Denver murder trial Case postponed while lawyer gets 2nd opinion on client’s sanity
By Jessica Fender
The Denver Post
The murder trial of Edward Timothy Romero, accused of killing and dismembering a Denver teen, was delayed Thursday morning despite a doctor’s finding that he was competent to proceed, according to dismissed jurors exiting the courtroom….
Denver District Court Judge Shelley Gilman ordered a jailhouse evaluation to determine whether Romero, 28, is able to understand proceedings and participate in his own defense….
Romero has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity, and testimony in a related trial revealed he suffers from a type of bipolar disorder. Lucas also asked potential jurors during jury selection Wednesday whether they had heard of multiple- personality disorder and whether it was a diagnosis they considered valid. …
At least one of those doctors also found Romero competent to stand trial, according to court records.
- Alicia Martinez case: Murder trial set to begin for Edward Romero (denverpost.com)
- Alicia Martinez case: Jurors hear gruesome testimony (denverpost.com)