Alexis Pineda Sentenced to 18 Years in Fatal Shooting of Jose Hernandez-Romero Inside Family’s Restaurant

Alexis Pineda was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison for the shooting death of Jose Hernandez-Romero at a downtown DC restaurant Pineda’s family owned. Pineda said he doesn’t remember the shooting or understand why he killed Hernandez-Romero, whom he had never met before. He has said he was drunk when he fired the shots … Read more →

Alexis Pineda Pleads Guilty in Shooting Death of Jose Hernandez-Romero

A week before his bench trial was set to begin, Alexis Pineda pled guilty this month to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Jose Hernandez-Romero. According to the proffer of facts signed by Pineda and his attorneys, the government had enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Pineda walked into El Sauce … Read more →

Alexis Pineda Pleads Innocent in Shooting Death of Jose Hernandez-Romero

Alexis Pineda pleaded innocent today after a grand jury indicted him on a charge of first degree murder while armed in the March 27 shooting that killed Jose Hernandez-Romero in a downtown D.C. restaurant. Police believe the shooting was random. Court documents say Pineda and Hernandez-Romero, both 24 years old, were at El Sauce on … Read more →

Alexis Pineda Retenido al C├írcel por la Muerte de Jose Hernandez-Romero

Note: At Homicide Watch we think it’s important that all those involved in murder cases have access to the reporting about the case, no matter their native language or English fluency. For that reason, we have decided to present this post in both English (here) and in Spanish (below). If you would like to help … Read more →

Jose Hernandez-Romero, 24, Killed in Shooting

District police are reporting an arrest in a fatal shooting last night. The victim, 24-year-old Jose Hernandez-Romero of the 1400 block of N Street, NW, died at a local hospital around 5 a.m. According to a posting on the local police listseve, Hernandez-Romero was shot inside of an 11th Street business. This morning at 2:25 … Read more →

Alexis Pineda

Pleaded guilty in the March 27, 2011 death of Jose Hernandez-Romero.