Riverside court finds first California man guilty in fentanyl-related homicide

MURRIETA – In a landmark case for California, a jury has found a Temecula man guilty of second-degree murder for the fentanyl-related death of a 26-year-old woman.Jurors at Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta Thursday, Aug. 31, found Vicente David Romero, 34, guilty in the fentanyl-related death of Kelsey King June 16, 2020, in Temecula. It took the jury one day to return the verdict to Judge Timothy Freer.“Today, our office has successfully provided justice to a victim’s family by securing the first-ever guilty verdict by a jury in a fentanyl-related homicide trial in the state of California,” District Attorney Mike Hestrin said. “DDA Jerry Pfohl not only demonstrated that the law can be upheld in a fentanyl-related murder case but also established a precedent for futur
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