Criminal Trial Roundup: Week of April 8, 2019

Criminal cases, and their outcomes, tried prior to the week of April 8, 2019

CR20182996: State v. Gregory Scott Walters
Guilty : Count one, Second-Degree Murder
Sentencing: 04/30/2019

CR20180879: State v. Leroy Calderon Jr.
Guilty:
Count one, First-Degree Homicide
Count two, Kidnapping
Count three, Aggravated Assault
Count four, Intentional Child Abuse
Count five, Endangerment
Sentencing: 05/06/2019

Leroy Calderon Jr. Photo courtesy of Pima County Sheriffs Department

CR20175406: State v. Robert Spero
Guilty:
Count one, Possession of heroin for sale
Count two, Possession of methamphetamine for sale
Count three, Possession of drug paraphernalia
Count four, Possession of .40 caliber gun during the commission of drug offense
Count five, Possession of .25 caliber gun during the commission of drug offense
Count six, Money laundering, concealment of proceeds
Spero is currently out of custody and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest on April 1, 2019 for failure to attend a court hearing.

CR20173116: State v. Frank Mariano Gonzales Jr
(AKAs include: Frank Galaz, Frank Gonzales, Pelone Gonzales, Raul Gonzales, Robert Gonzales, Frank Santillano)
In this case the defendant is being tried for possession of gun by prohibited possessor separate from three counts of sexual conduct with a minor under fifteen. The verdict below is for the first trial.
Guilty Verdict:
Count four, Possession of gun by prohibited user
TDSN will track the second trial on the charges for sexual conduct with a minor.

CR20170617: State vs. Roger Hubbard
Mistrial declared: Prosecution’s opening statement to the jury prejudiced the defendant.
New trial scheduled for June 25, 2019.

CR20184204 State v. Michael Wayne Roush
Not Guilty Verdict:
                Count one, sexual assault
                Count two, sexual assault of a minor