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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

[TX] 45 years for wife-killer "Bobby" Lozano, former Denton Police detective

..."And there is Viki, the ultimate victim," she said. "Her son will have his birthday party in 12 days. She was never even able to attend one of them. He [Lozano] treated her horribly until he executed her"...

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FORMER DENTON POLICE DETECTIVE SENTENCED TO 45 YEARS FOR WIFE'S 2002 MURDER
Denton Record-Chronicle
By Donna Fielder dfielder@dentonrc.com
12:00 AM CDT on Tuesday, August 4, 2009
[Excerpts] Robert "Bobby" Lozano will have to serve half of the 45-year sentence a jury assessed him Monday for the murder of his wife [Virginia "Viki" Lozano] before he can be eligible for parole. "We are thrilled," First Assistant District Attorney Jamie Beck said after the verdict was delivered. "As prosecutors, we all want life in the appropriate cases, and this case was appropriate, we believe. But we certainly are not disappointed"... Defense attorney Rick Hagen called Frank Lozano, a University of North Texas police officer, to testify for his younger brother. The elder Lozano asked the jurors to show leniency. Hagen urged jurors to consider the personnel file of a man who dedicated 16 years to serving the public during sentencing. But Cary Piel told the jury that Lozano did not have the excuse of being raised in a bad home, and that the two rows of supporters from his family were nice people. Lozano's parents are still married, and family members did not know about the affairs he was having... Susan Piel told jurors that Lozano betrayed his young son, who was 11 months old when his mother was slain and now has only pictures of her. "And there is Viki, the ultimate victim," she said. "Her son will have his birthday party in 12 days. She was never even able to attend one of them. He [Lozano] treated her horribly until he executed her."... [Full article here]

EX-DETECTIVE FACES 45-YEAR SENTENCE
Jurors decide punishment for Lozano, found guilty of murdering wife in 2002
Denton Record-Chronicle
By Donna Fielder dfielder@dentonrc.com
11:31 PM CDT on Monday, August 3, 2009
[Excerpts] Robert “Bobby” Lozano will have to serve half of the 45-year sentence a jury assessed him Monday in his trial for murdering his wife, Viki, before he can be eligible for parole. That will make him about 67 years old before he has a chance for freedom... Jurors concluded Friday that Lozano shot to death Virginia “Viki” Lozano, 36, his wife of 16 years, on July 6, 2002. He was a Denton police detective and she was a school teacher. They had an 11-month-old baby boy... [Prosecutor] Susan Piel told jurors there are many victims when you consider the people hurt by the defendant. He betrayed his fellow officers and shamed his department, she said. He betrayed his family, who did not know what he really had done. He betrayed his mother-in-law, who still trusts and believes him, Susan Piel said. “If she ever is able to accept what happened, she’ll be devastated,” she said... Lozano was indicted for murder six months after his wife’s death, but the indictment was vacated two years after the death when then-District Attorney Bruce Isaacks wrote in a sworn affidavit that the medical examiner had changed his mind and ruled the death a suicide. In September 2008, the Denton Record-Chronicle ran an investigative story using police files acquired under the Texas Public Information Act. That story quoted pathologist Gary Sisler, who performed the autopsy and insisted that he never changed his mind or told anyone that he had. On Sept. 25, District Attorney Paul Johnson took the case to another grand jury, which indicted Lozano a second time... Susan Piel said the plight of Viki Lozano, whose mother sided with her killer, broke her heart. She gave the time and energy willingly, she said, because she wanted justice for Viki. “It was very intensive,” she said. “But it was a labor of love”... [Full article here]
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10 comments:

  1. TIMELINE

    Denton Record-Chronicle
    11:31 PM CDT on Monday, August 3, 2009

    July 5, 1986 — Robert “ Bobby” Lozano and Virginia “Viki” Farish marry.

    1991 to February 1992 — According to a statement, Bobby Lozano has an affair with a female crime suspect.

    January 1992 to 1995 — According to a statement, Bobby Lozano has an affair with woman he met as a rape victim. Second affair from December 1997 through June 1998. She miscarries with his child.

    Early 1993 to summer 1997 — According to a statement, Bobby Lozano has an affair with a witness in financial crime. She miscarries with his child.

    1997 — The Lozanos and Anna Farish, Viki’s mother, build a 5,307-square-foot, $505,000 home together.

    July 1998 to March 2001 — According to a statement, Bobby Lozano has an affair with a temporary employee at the police department. He pays for an abortion after she becomes pregnant.

    Early 2001 — Bobby Lozano begins an affair with his last girlfriend, and passes many deadlines to leave Viki Lozano.

    July 5, 2002 — The Lozanos celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary at a Dallas restaurant. Viki Lozano goes to bed at 11 p.m. Bobby Lozano leaves, saying he needs to clean up some work at the office.

    July 6, 2002 — Bobby Lozano makes a 911 call, saying Viki Lozano “has gunshot” and to please hurry. He says he’ll perform CPR. First responders find her dead.

    July 26, 2002 — Bobby Lozano resigns from the Denton Police Department.

    Dec. 12, 2002 — Bobby Lozano is indicted for murder.

    July 14, 2004 — District Attorney Bruce Isaacks asks a judge to dismiss the indictment against Bobby Lozano.

    Sept. 25, 2008 — District Attorney Paul Johnson takes the case back to another grand jury and Bobby Lozano is indicted again for murder.

    July 20, 2009 — Murder trial begins.

    July 31, 2009 — Jury finds Bobby Lozano guilty.

    Aug. 3, 2009 — Bobby Lozano receives a 45-year prison sentence.

    http://www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/drc/localnews/stories/DRC_Lozano_0804.a6e1ca5b.html

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  2. Why did DA Isaacks ask the judge to dismiss the case?

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  3. He alleges the Coroner who performed the autopsy changed his mind and stated it was a suicide. He further alledged a Coroner from Chicago agreed it was suicide.

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  4. Alleged.

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  5. Why are they not investigating DA Isaacks?

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  6. another dirty cop trying to get away with murder and did not

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  7. sounded like a suspicous story to begin with

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  8. AnonymousJuly 07, 2012

    It's crazy to think that this happened in my hometown, and where I live right now. Denton, Texas.

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  9. The city of Denton PD is corrupt. I was the victim of aggravated assault in 2012 and the suspects in the case were the sons of wealthy Denton county businessmen. Seven independent witnesses provided statements to the Denton PD supporting the unprovoked nature of the assault. Zero witnesses have made statements which support the suspects' claims of self-defense. The Denton PD refused to make arrests in my case. The Denton PD presented my case in secret to a grand jury and following this presentation, the grand jury decided not to indict the suspects. Very sad and disturbing.

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  10. Feel lucky, they killed my friends son by refusing medical treatment while transporting to jail. He was convulsing & vomiting and they claimed in sworn statements they thought he was just being unruly.

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