Medina-Romero Convicted of Killing Walhalla, ND, TeenagerA Pembina man accused of shooting a 19-year-old Walhalla man to death was convicted Friday in Pembina County court.
By: WDAZ Staff Report,
A Pembina man accused of shooting a 19-year-old Walhalla man to death was convicted Friday in Pembina County court.
Miguel Medina-Romero was convicted on three of four counts by the jury. He was acquitted of tampering with physical evidence. Medina-Romero had pleaded not guilty on all counts according to the North Dakota courts website.
Medina-Romero was found guilty of murder, unlawful possession/manufacture of a controlled substance (cocaine) and manufacture, deliver, or possession with intent.
Murder and manufacture of a controlled substance are Class A felonies and are each punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
Medina-Romero shot and killed 19-year-old B.J. Kalis outside a home in Pembina in October of last year. Authorities had said Medina-Romero had called 911 claiming he shot an intruder in self-defense.
According to Medina-Romero's roommate, he and Kalis had been fighting over jewelry.
Medina-Romero was represented by attorneys Robert and Neil Fleming.