24-Year-Old Pasco Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty
The 40-year-old suspect in a cold case in Pasco has plead not guilty.
Ezequiel Romero, who was 15 at the time, is accused of firing several shots into a home at 720 West Agate Street in Pasco on July 5, 1995. He was reportedly trying to hit Michael Elizondo, son of Andres Elizondo, but hit the man instead, killing him.
He then fled the area, and later to Mexico. However, he was apprehended trying to re-enter the US when he landed at an airport in Utah. He had been identified as a suspect in December 2000 after a lengthy investigation and at time it was learned he had left the area.
Salt Lake City ICE officials confirmed he was arrested after re-entering the country. Romero plead not guilty Tuesday at his arraignment in Franklin County Superior Court.