Prosecution offers Christian Romero plea bargain for April 2016 murder

Christian Romero, the man accused of fatally stabbing 38-year-old Dimas Fuentes-Lazo, was presented in court Wednesday for a status hearing.

The prosecution started off the proceeding by informing the judge he turned over all evidence in the case to the defense. He also formally offered Romero, 23, a plea bargain.

Under the parameters of the plea bargain, Romero would plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter while armed. If the judge accepted the plea, Romero would receive a sentence ranging from nine and a half to 17 years in prison.

The plea offer expires May 12, which is when all parties are scheduled to next appear in court.

Romero is charged with second-degree murder while armed for Fuentes-Lazo’s April 2016 murder.

He is expected in court May 12.

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