More witnesses called to the stand in Andrew Romero trial

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LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – The trial of accused cop killer Andrew Romero continued Monday.

The state called more officers who were on scene when police arrested Romero outside a Valero gas station in Albuquerque the morning after he allegedly shot and killed Rio Rancho Officer Gregg Benner.

Prosecutors showed specific pieces of evidence from the scene.

Monday afternoon prosecution broke down evidence collected at the murder scene including the last thing Officer Benner wrote down before he was shot: the fake name prosecutors say Romero gave Officer Benner at the traffic stop in Rio Rancho.

A state police investigator discussed the four bullet casings found at the scene. Prosecutors say they match up with the 9-millimeter Beretta Romero tossed from a car window right before he was arrested the day after the murder.

Romero’s attorneys argued the state still can’t prove it was Romero who fired the gun.

That’s been a constant theme this trial: putting Romero at the scene.

Of course his girlfriend at the time has testified that she was there as Romero pulled the trigger. She got a plea deal for her testimony.

Still no word if Andrew Romero will take the stand this week when the defense gets to present its case. 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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