Bond denied for man accused of shooting, killing wife

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A second hearing was held for a suspect in a domestic shooting turned deadly in west Columbus.

Fernando Romero was denied bond Saturday morning during a second arraignment hearing, where prosecutors formally filed murder charges against the 43-year-old suspect.

According to Columbus police, Romero shot his wife, Lucia Romero, inside a home on Fremont Street on Thursday. She was taken to a hospital where she died on Friday.

Officials said Fernando Romero confessed to the shooting and said he threatened to move back to Mexico.

Before his wife’s passing, Fernando Romero was initially charged with felonious assault and issued a $700,000 bond. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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