Vega guilty on all counts

August 21, 2011 • Local News

After a little more than two hours of deliberation, Saturday, the jury found David Vega, 48, guilty on all counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his son Christopher Lee Vega and his son’s girlfriend Michelle Montgomery, on May 10, 2010.

During the shoot-out that followed, Vega was wounded and injured three Roswell police officers. Vega was also found guilty on all three charges of attempted murder of Officers Ted Sandoval, Doyle Baker and Keith Rightsell.

In the final day of the trial, defense attorney Jesse Cosby called four members of RPD, Sgt. Erik Hiatt, Officers James Burton and Michael Fry, and Sgt. Cruz Zavala to review their actions at the scene and during the subsequent investigation of the officer-involved shooting.

Cosby wondered why officers had been interviewed rather than submitting written reports of the events. Hiatt replied that either procedure was acceptable, but he chose interviews since they were open-ended, allowing the investigators to Login to read more

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