Accused cop killer found not guilty of another crime

Andrew Romero
Andrew Romero

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The man charged with the murder of Rio Rancho Officer Gregg Benner has been found not-guilty of another crime.

Andrew Romero was accused of assaulting a jail guard after his murder arrest. He went on trial this week.

Surveillance video shows the guard pepper spraying Romero and then tasing him.

In court on Thursday, the judge dismissed the assault charge, but the jury did deliberate on charges of resisting or evading.

They acquitted him late on Friday.

Romero is awaiting trial for Officer Benner’s murder. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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