Vicente Romero was sentenced to 15 years to life Nov. 3—the same day his attorney filed a notice of appeal for his murder charge.
The jury conviction for second-degree murder for providing fentanyl was the first in the state.
Romero was consuming fentanyl with Kelsey King when they both got sick—but he recovered, and she didn’t, according to his trial lawyer, Michael Duncan.
Duncan argues that the conviction overstepped, and that it “cries out to be reversed on appeal.”
“The facts they prove made out an overwhelming case of involuntary manslaughter. That’s the crime he committed, that’s the crime they proved,” Duncan said by phone Nov.