Accused cop killer Roberto Roman will be going back to court on new federal charges.
"The federal grant jury today returned an 11 count indictment against Roberto Miramontes Roman for the intentional killing of a local law enforcement officer," said David Barlow, U.S. Attorney, District of Utah.
The U.S. Attorney over the District of Utah said Roman murdered Millard County Sheriff Deputy Josie Fox back in 2010. Dash camera caught the moment on tape when responding deputies found Fox's body lying on the ground.
"Josie talk to me. Josie talk to me,” said a responding deputy.
Shortly after police arrested Roman, cameras recorded Roman as he began confessing to the killing.
"I looked over here and then I heard her voice over here," said Roberto Roman to police.
However during the trial with state, Roman's statement wasn't allowed in court, and he was acquitted. To some, it may seem like Roman is being now charged twice for the same crime, but federal prosecutors said that's not the case.
"The fact that Mr. Roman has already been tried before a state court jury and state court charges has no influence or affect on federal crimes and on what a federal jury might decide," said Barlow.
The new charges include drug trafficking, and illegally firing a gun in the death an officer, among others. The Millard County Sheriff said for Josie Fox's family this is welcome news.
"I have talked with the family today and obviously they're pleased that this is taking place," said Robert Dekker, Millard County Sheriff.
It is expected Roman will arraigned on the new charges in the next few weeks.
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