Gabriela Romo's injuries are detailed for jurors in murder trial

Grisly descriptions of what happened to Gabriela Romo's body before she died have become all too familiar to her family and friends, who have packed a Ramsey County courtroom since Friday. Full Story
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be real

South Saint Paul, MN

#1 May 13, 2009
You guys please be careful to hold your tongues around the court area!!! i know it's got to be the hardest thing ever, but let the trial run it's course. He will get a guilty verdict. He did not wake up to find her that way....
ifonthejury

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 14, 2009
I were a juror I would vote guilty. Just the fact that he took a picture of her would make my vote guilty.
toni

Minneapolis, MN

#4 May 14, 2009
Just as everyone suspected all along,he beat and raped her.What a great"friend." MAY HE ROT IN HELL!!!!!!Oh and Mike,have fun with the big boys in prison,i KNOW they'll have fun with you.HAHA
MRH

Minneapolis, MN

#5 May 14, 2009
I am so sorry for her family, that they had to sit through this trial and hear the gruesome details. I know he is sitting there still as cocky as ever, thinking he is going to get off. Well, wake up!!! You've been caught and you are a disgusting pig!!! May God have mercy on your soul Mike.
yokas

Watertown, MN

#7 May 14, 2009
After the latest details in this case, I would not wish god to have mercy on him. He needs to feel the wrath of hell for what he did to her!

I just hope the kids involved are not hearing these details. They deserve to remember their parents for the good things. As for Gabriela's family, I will pray for you and send you prayers and strength to get through this time. God Bless you all!
tjwillie

Palo Alto, CA

#8 May 14, 2009
Just Saying wrote:
I'm just glad Sue Gaertner is on top of this case. She's hot.
I'm glad the Pioneer Press has explained that special act to us too and how we can find out more with Google. It doesn't sound like it's for everyone but I'm sure some of the people would really like it. Maybe even like it a lot.
We should probably ask candidates for office how they stand on ****. It could be the really big social issue for the 21st century.
If you are trying to make a joke, this really isn't the right topic for it. A young lady lost her life, not really a joking matter.
I'm just saying.
Just Wow

Palo Alto, CA

#9 May 14, 2009
tjwillie wrote:
<quoted text>
If you are trying to make a joke, this really isn't the right topic for it. A young lady lost her life, not really a joking matter.
I'm just saying.
I totally agree with this. this is a beautiful girls life that was lost over something so dumb and a physco path and all you you want to know is what is fisting and it being in the 21st century. get a clue people he killed a wonderful girl that i use to know way back in the day for no reason and has four wonderful children that can't have there mother's presents. I agree stop with the jokes. It is very disturbing.
Hmmmm

Saint Paul, MN

#10 May 14, 2009
There is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY this sick psycho "fisted her". He raped that woman with an object. 5x4.5" AYFKM? What a horrible way to die. And then he took a picture? The deepest pit in Hades doesn't even want him. Just put him in general population. Let the prisoners take care of him!
disgusted

Minneapolis, MN

#11 May 14, 2009
people should not be joking about this, four kids and a family lost a beautiful person and life. i hope he goes to general pop,and gets the same in return........for everyone one who thought they knew him look at the pig you have been protecting!
janeen rueda

Saint Paul, MN

#12 May 14, 2009
I wish Minnesota had the death penalty......
Toni K

Saint Paul, MN

#13 May 14, 2009
They are all crazy
Hmmmmm

Hartford, CT

#14 May 14, 2009
I don't think his big brothers can protect him now. Sorry to get off topic here, it's one thing to have a sense of protection for your brother but you are law enforcement officers who are supposed to protect the innocent/victims, not thug punks like your little brother. If I were your senior officers, I would have a very long discussion with you.

Since: May 09

St. Paul

#15 May 14, 2009
The brother should not only be spoken too but investigated as well. And if there are any improprieties they should be fired! Sounds like the brothers helped him get to where he is today.

Also the fact that he called his brother for help before calling for help for Gabriela is very telling, he was trying to get out of another tough spot with the help of his brother(s).

Let's hope we get good news from the jury today!
Sharrell Villebrun

Saint Paul, MN

#16 May 14, 2009
I sit at work reading this article with tears rolling down my face. Such brutality is horrifying. I used to go to school with them. Gaby was a sweet, smiling positive girl, and I have no doubt she grew to be a wonderful mom and friend. The details of this are so hard to read. I can't imagine the physical pain and fear she must have felt. I can't begin to imagine where Mike's head was while he was hurting her, killing her that way. There is nothing that can be done to bring Gaby back, and I hope so badly the justice system doesn't fail her memory. If a man rapes a woman so severely there's a 4x5 tear that goes to her liver,spleen and diaphragm there's NO WAY she wasn't screaming or trying to get him to stop. The bruises? The cuts on her head? The finger prints on her arms? This is so sick, and so wrong that one person would do this to another. Everyone stands up for him, and stands behind him? What of her kids, who will never see their mom again? Her spirit deserves better. She was NOT some trashy woman who lived her life on the dangerous side. Dear God, please PLEASE take care of her soul, and PLEASE make sure the person responsible-MIKE- is punished. This is so disgusting and wrong and just, cruel. And to try to weasel out of the trouble by blaming her? She wanted THAT? No woman would, and what he did to her is NOT normal, by any stretch of the imagination.
rgg

Saint Paul, MN

#17 May 14, 2009
If the cops really wanted him in the past they knew where to find him. Small fish in a small pond.

Cops are busting cops -i.e the two Ramsey County cops or sheriffs who were just sentenced in St. Paul for taking drug money. There is a cop on trial in Mpls. Cops bust other cops for DUI.. Other cops family members have gotten pinched... One cop aint going to protect a family member from the entire force...

People say his brother would give him a heads up when police were looking at him... if he got a heads up from his brother it was already to late -if you have just found out the police are looking at you for illegal activity, hate to say but the police have already have been looking for a long time even before his brother would know...

Police know 75% of the small time drug dealers who are selling drugs in the bathrooms at the bar or on the street corner if they wanted to get they could bust them anytime but they are looking for bigger fish to fry.

Again his family and brothers are not on trial.
Cousin

United States

#18 May 14, 2009
Ohmigosh - he is a bigger monster than we all thought. The depraved indifference this monster had for such a beautiful life is absolutely horrendous.

I haven't been able to bring myself to go the trial as it hurts too much to even think about how horrible it must have been for Gaby. And I can't imagine how difficult all this has been for our family and friends who have gone every day and seen what they've seen and heard what they've heard this past week. I can barely stomach reading the newspaper reports.

We will get justice for you, Gaby. There is not a day that goes by when we don't think about you and miss you. We love you.
Wow

Minneapolis, MN

#19 May 14, 2009
This is CRAZY...I read this sitting at work also and I could not imagine! These people NEED To die..why should us as taxpayers once again pay for these idiots!

I WISH MN had the death Penalty also! I would Love to watch this guy die a SLOW death! Im not a violent person either but this situation I would LOVE to see it! Put something up his Junk and see how he likes it make him BLEED to death..

THIS DUDE NEEDS TO DIE!!!
The Crooked Halo Angel

Minneapolis, MN

#20 May 14, 2009
WELL I SAY his brothers should be on trial too!

I'm glad his family is there in the courtroom to see what they helped create! Be proud Sontoya's, you helped raise, enbable and defended a sexual deviant and menace to society. The society two of Mike's brother swore to protect. What can you say now to defend your sick ass brother?????

Pobre Gaby......i know you're watching over this trial.......... we will all do whatever we have to, to make this right..........

I'm confident Mike will never live as a free man again..........
Wow

Minneapolis, MN

#21 May 14, 2009
One more thing, My thoughts and Prayers are with the family of this woman.

Im very sorry for your loss.

Stay strong!

He'll get what he deserves! If he dont get it through the legal system I bet ya he'll get it in the public.....
Wow

Minneapolis, MN

#22 May 14, 2009
Cousin wrote:
Ohmigosh - he is a bigger monster than we all thought. The depraved indifference this monster had for such a beautiful life is absolutely horrendous.
I haven't been able to bring myself to go the trial as it hurts too much to even think about how horrible it must have been for Gaby. And I can't imagine how difficult all this has been for our family and friends who have gone every day and seen what they've seen and heard what they've heard this past week. I can barely stomach reading the newspaper reports.
We will get justice for you, Gaby. There is not a day that goes by when we don't think about you and miss you. We love you.
Im soooo sorry for your loss, I feel soooo bad as she had 4 children. Stay strong and just know your family is in my families prayers!

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