NM Supreme Court upholds life sentence for Andrew Romero


The man who murdered Rio Rancho Police Officer Gregg Nigel Benner will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Andrew Romero appealed to have his conviction thrown out after a jury found him guilty of capital murder for the 2015 shooting.

His attorneys claimed the jury pool was tainted from heightened media coverage of the case.

Friday, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the State Supreme Court upheld the jury’s decision, meaning Romero will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

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