Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Doctor: Fatty Liver Not Cause of Death.(Journal North)

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

Murder Trial To Continue Monday

A doctor with the state Office of the Medical Investigator, testifying Friday at Anthony Romero's murder trial, disputed a defense attorney's claims that Romero's wife died of problems with her "fatty liver."

Romero, 31, is accused of killing his estranged wife, Jessica Romero de Herrera, in December 2001.

De Herrera was found dead Dec. 28, 2001, in Romero's La Puebla home at a time when Romero was on house arrest and under a court order to stay away from her.

When State Police arrived at the home, de Herrera was "deceased and lying face up partially covered and on top of a bed, with distinct facial injuries and blood coming out of her nose. …

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