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Wyoming Man Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Wyoming

U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming Christopher A. Crofts announced today that on October 13, 2015, Jared Michael Romero, 22, was sentenced in federal court to 10 months of home confinement and 2 years of Supervised Release on one count of involuntary manslaughter, and one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, in connection with an incident involving Romero causing the death of his 19 year old passenger, Clay Walters, in a drunk driving crash. Romero was also ordered to pay $145,489.86 in restitution for medical expenses incurred by a second victim who survived the crash. As part of his sentence, Romero will participate in victim impact panels and other anti-drunk driving forums, speaking publicly about the consequences of drunk driving. Romero will also be required to obtain an alcohol evaluation, follow through with all treatment recommendations, participate in cognitive and behavioral treatment, submit to searches of his person and residence upon reasonable cause and follow all rules of his supervising U.S. Probation officer. Romero was also ordered to pay a $200 special assessment in addition to other terms and conditions.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department and the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Updated February 4, 2016

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