Last night a Fayette County Jury recommended a 70 year sentence for a man convicted of burglarizing an ex-girlfriend’s apartment and assaulting her in front of her children.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys Kathy Phillips and Katie Webster, with the assistance of Victim’s Advocate Robin Anderson.
On September 15, 2012, Romocco Malone, the defendant, broke into the apartment belonging to his ex-girlfriend, J.C., and stabbed her several times as she lay in bed with her five year old son. Malone had called the victim and threatened to kill her several times in the hours before the attack. Luckily, police officers had been outside the apartment building looking for Malone, heard her screams, and were able to arrest the defendant and save her before she was killed.
After a three day trial, Romocco Malone was found guilty of Burglary 1st, Assault 2nd, Stalking 1st, Wanton Endangerment 2nd, Terroristic Threatening and being a Persistent Felony Offender. The jury recommended a total of 70 years.
1. REWA ZAKHARIA passed the Kentucky Bar Examination. HOORAY.
2. Our “Super-nerds, Techno-Geeks” ANDREA WILLIAMS & ABIGAIL WATKINS are on the plane coming home from the Techno Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. We missed them this week.
3. Top Assistant & Super Star person LOU ANNA RED CORN is in Louisville presenting to a big-time conference on child sexual abuse, child porn, etc cases. She is very smart and knowledgeable about the prosecution of such cases. She makes us proud.
4. The rest of our CRACK TEAM is in court fighting crime.
The best one today was about digital forensics. We talked about cell phone data, social media, and surveillance video. Lots of people having similar issues to us with the different players for each video, etc. We’re done with sessions for the day now and headed to the ski resort soon! I’ll definitely send a few good pictures from there!!
This morning we did a round robin type thing with everyone who is in attendance. As expected, there were lots of people who after I spoke about where we are with paperless, etc. were hopeful to talk to us more because we’re way ahead.
Also though, we’re learning from people who are ahead of us.
It’s a really good group.