The trial for a 24-year-old man who has spent the past three
years in jail on charges of attempted murder was postponed until
later this month.
The trial for a 24-year-old man who has spent the past three years in jail on charges of attempted murder was postponed until later this month.
Tomas Martinez Romero was arrested on suspicion of a shooting in March 2007 on Stoney Court. Initially arrested in May 2007 for the murder of a Gilroy man on charges that were later dropped, Martinez Romero was in the process of being deported when authorities hauled him off a bus headed to Mexico and charged him with the Stoney Court shooting. Twenty-one at the time, he has been in jail since.
His charges carry a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
Police believe Martinez Romero is the man who fired about 10 rounds into a white Toyota parked outside the Stoney Court Apartments – located just south of San Ysidro Park and west of U.S. 101 in east Gilroy – the evening of March 27, 2007. The car contained five males, two of whom were wounded.
Martinez Romero’s trial is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24 in Department 110 at the South County Courthouse in Morgan Hill. Prosecutors estimated the trial will last two weeks.