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Monday, August 3, 2009

[TX] DENTON POLICE DETECTIVE LOZANO DID KILL HIS WIFE VIKI

ROBERT “BOBBY” LOZANO MURDERED HIS WIFE, VIKI, WITH HIS SERVICE PISTOL ON JULY 6, 2002, A JURY DECIDED FRIDAY AFTERNOON AFTER FIVE HOURS OF DELIBERATION... “HE IS SELFISH,” [PROSECUTOR SUSAN] PIEL SAID. “HE IS A LIAR. HE IS A MASTER MANIPULATOR”...

"...SHE HAD A NEW BABY, PLANS FOR THE FUTURE AND “EVERYTHING TO LIVE FOR”... ...[ROBERT] LOZANO WAS A DENTON POLICE DETECTIVE AND HIS WIFE, VIKI, 36, WAS AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER WHEN SHE DIED OF A GUNSHOT WOUND JULY 6, 2002... ACROSS THE COURTROOM IN THE TRADITIONAL PLACE WHERE THE RELATIVES OF THE VICTIM SIT, THERE WAS NO ONE EXCEPT WELL-WISHERS WHO EITHER KNEW VIKI LOZANO SLIGHTLY OR NOT AT ALL... ON MONDAY [TODAY], A DENTON COUNTY JURY WILL BEGIN HEARING THE SENTENCING PHASE IN THE MURDER CONVICTION OF A FORMER DENTON POLICE DETECTIVE. THE ROAD TO JUSTICE FOR ROBERT "BOBBY" LOZANO..
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VIDEO: [TX] DETECTIVE LOZANO MURDER TRIAL - 2009


NEWS EXCERPTS FROM JULY 21ST 2009 THROUGH TODAY, AUGUST 3RD 2009


LOZANO JURORS BEING PICKED
Selection continues Tuesday in murder trial of former detective

Denton Record-Chronical
By Donna Fielder
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
[Excerpts] ...[Robert “Bobby”] Lozano was a Denton police detective and his wife, Viki, 36, was an elementary school teacher when she died of a gunshot wound July 6, 2002. They had an 11-month-old baby boy and had celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary July 5. Lozano has since remarried, and he and his wife live with their combined children in the $500,000 house Bobby and Viki Lozano built with her mother, Anna Farish. Farish shares the house with Lozano and his new family. Prosecutors will use dozens of witnesses to try to prove that Bobby Lozano shot his wife in the chest with his 9mm service pistol and then tried to make the death appear to be an accident. Lozano told Denton police officers he planned to clean the gun and emptied it before leaving to visit a tanning business. He said when he returned she was dead on their bed, where he said he left the gun. The gun had been reloaded and was wet with cleaning oil, but according to the autopsy report, there was no gun oil on Viki Lozano’s hands or clothing. Prosecutors also are expected to try to bring to the witness stand a series of women who have admitted to having affairs with Bobby Lozano during his marriage. According to their statements, he told some of them that his wife was dying of a fatal disease and told each of them that he couldn’t leave her because of the family money he would lose. One of those witnesses is expected to be a former Denton police detective who admitted afterward that she and Lozano were romantically involved and that she had given him a deadline to leave his wife that had already passed. He visited her about midnight on the day of his wife’s death... 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 Open Records 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. Isaacks has been subpoenaed to testify... [Full article here]

VIDEO: [TX] DETECTIVE ROBERT "BOBBY" LOZANO KILLED WIFE VIKI - "GUILTY"


EX-GIRLFRIENDS TESTIFY
Denton Record-Chronical
By Donna Fielder
Thursday, July 23, 2009
[Excerpts] Robert “Bobby” Lozano gave Karin Algrim a promise ring. He gave Cindy Waters an amethyst ring to signify the month they consummated their romance. Both women believed they were headed for the altar with Lozano, they testified Wednesday in his murder trial... Bobby Lozano is charged with shooting to death his wife of 16 years on July 6, 2002. Prosecutors Susan Piel and her husband, Cary Piel, are presenting evidence showing that Lozano had worked himself into a corner with his lies of moving out June 30, and was about to lose Waters as a paramour. Defense lawyer Rick Hagen will not commit to either accidental shooting or suicide as an alternative to his client’s guilt but says it could have been either one. The courtroom was crowded again Wednesday, and for the first time Lozano’s wife, Renee, was joined on the front row behind him by his sister, Blanca, and her husband, David White, a retired judge, presided over the 362nd District Court until his retirement. Lozano’s brother, Frank, also attended Wednesday with his wife, and some of Renee Lozano’s friends held her hands as they listened to testimony. Across the courtroom in the traditional place where the relatives of the victim sit, there was no one except well-wishers who either knew Viki Lozano slightly or not at all. Her mother, Anna Farish, is expected to testify in Bobby Lozano’s defense... Waters began to suspect he would never leave his wife, and finally, a few days before Viki Lozano’s death, she told him it was over. Bobby Lozano became so emotional that she told a friend that she feared both for herself and for his wife, she testified... The day’s final witness was Denton Fire Capt. Luke Scholl. He testified that his crew of paramedics arrived at the house four minutes after the 911 call. Lozano told the 911 operator that he was performing CPR, Scholl said. But he was outside holding his baby when they arrived and there was no evidence either on the body or on Lozano’s hands that he had tried the life-saving measure. “Once you start CPR you don’t stop,” he said, acknowledging that police officers are taught CPR as part of their training. He demonstrated the pressure used that often breaks patients’ ribs and said the bullet hole was in the exact spot where Lozano’s hands would have pressed, making it impossible to avoid bloodstains... “She was dead at least an hour and very, very possibly a lot longer than that,” he testified... [Full article here]

VIDEO: [TX] WIFE-KILLER DET. LOZANO'S SENTENCING TO BEGIN


LOZANO DEFENSE RESTS ITS CASE
Jury expected to begin deliberations today
Denton Record-Chronical
By Donna Fielder
By Donna Fielder
July 30, 2009
[Excerpts] ...The only other defense witness was Anna Farish, who believes her former son-in-law is innocent and testified that he and his new wife currently live with her. Farish testified that Bobby Lozano actually “saved” her daughter’s life, by helping Viki Lozano lose weight. Susan Piel challenged many of her comments, asking if she remembered saying contradictory things to her and to members of her prosecutorial team. Farish either said she did not recall or denied ever making the statements... Lozano, who is accused of shooting his wife to death in their bed, told police he came home from a tanning salon and found her dead. Police believed much of the evidence at the scene did not match his statement, and they learned of his many affairs, the latest with a fellow detective who believed they were about to be married. The case was dropped in 2004, but Lozano was reindicted last September. [Full article here]

JURY CONVICTS FORMER COP OF MURDER
myfoxdfw.com
Richard Ray
Adapted for Web by Tracy DeLatte
Friday, 31 Jul 2009
[Excerpts] A Denton County jury decided Friday to convict a former police detective for the murder of his wife. In closing arguments, Robert Lozano was characterized by both prosecutors and defense attorneys as a man who lied, manipulated his wife and cheated on her with other women. But that’s where the agreement ended. Prosecutors were able to prove that Lozano shot his wife Viki in their bedroom in 2002. They told jurors that she had a new baby, plans for the future and “everything to live for.” They said Lozano “liked his player lifestyle” and couldn’t afford to leave Viki because he stood to get more than $1 million after she was gone. They said he killed her in a rage, then staged the crime scene and went to a tanning salon to establish an alibi. Prosecutor Susan Piel choked up while describing Viki’s death during her impassioned closing argument. Several jurors could also be seen dabbing at tears... Hagen reminded jurors that the standard for a guilty verdict is “beyond a reasonable doubt,” urging them to “do the right thing.” Jurors apparently thought the right thing was a guilty verdict. [Full article here]

LOZANO FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER
Jury returns verdict after 5 hours in trial of former police detective

Denton Record-Chronical
By Donna Fielder
Sunday, August 2, 2009
[Excerpts] Robert “Bobby” Lozano murdered his wife, Viki, with his service pistol on July 6, 2002, a jury decided Friday afternoon after five hours of deliberation.
Lozano, 44, remained perfectly still after the guilty announcement came at about 4 p.m., but his current wife, Renee Lozano, sobbed with her head in her hands as other family members tried to comfort her. Most of them cried as well.
Bobby Lozano walked over and spoke to her for a moment before he was led to a jail cell and she was assisted, sobbing, out of the courtroom.
The penalty phase of the trial will begin at 9 a.m. Monday... Virginia “Viki” Lozano was 36 when her husband of 16 years called 911 and said he had found his wife sitting slumped over on their bed with a gunshot wound and he did not believe she was breathing. Their 11-month-old son was asleep in another room and her mother, Anna Farish, was in Plano giving piano lessons. Farish testified for her son-in-law, saying he had turned a chubby girl into a trim woman and they were a happy couple. Farish was not in the courtroom Friday, but her son, David Farish, sat on the front row without talking to anyone during the trial and was there for the verdict... Prosecutor Susan Piel spoke first in final arguments. She told the jury that Lozano’s statement to the Texas Rangers was a series of lies designed to cover up some of the things police found that concerned them. His 18-month affair with fellow Denton police Detective Cindy Waters went bad that June because he didn’t keep his promises to her to leave his wife... Lozano lied, Piel said, when he said he and his wife fell asleep together the night prior to her death... But while Lozano was typing his statement at the Texas Rangers’ office, Waters was in Denton police Lt. Lee Howell’s office “singing like a bird”... Piel said Lozano’s glowing account of his and Viki’s day together was all lies. He said both his wife and their baby were sickly, yet he claimed they went to the park and had a beautiful time playing on the swings, Piel said. He told of putting the baby down for a nap later and steam-cleaning the bedroom carpet. “He cleaned that room at some point that night,” she said. “But not that early.” The story about his beginning to clean his gun and then deciding to wait to finish it until he returned from a tanning salon was a cover-up to hide the time of his wife’s death, Piel said. “I need to stop and leave all this stuff on the bed because I had an emergency tanning session, because I have not tanned since yesterday,” Piel mocked. “He had just shot his wife and he needed an alibi.” Lozano lied about crying out to his dead wife not to leave him... He lied about Viki Lozano being ill after the baby was born and him having to care for the baby for months. He lied about performing CPR. “He is selfish,” Piel said. “He is a liar. He is a master manipulator... Viki Lozano suffered her mother’s criticism all her life, Piel said. She suffered for 16 years at the hands of a man whose character was “beyond anything normal. He lives in the same bedroom where he killed her... What a life she suffered at the hands of those two, but it was finally better. She had the baby she always wanted. He loved her. This nice lady who loved that baby — how many milestones has she had taken from her because he couldn’t keep his business in his pants. It’s been long enough... It’s time for justice for this nice lady.” [Full article here]
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  1. VIKI GETS SPOTLIGHT
    Testimony at murder trial gives insight into deceased woman’s life
    By Donna Fielder
    Saturday, July 25, 2009
    [Excerpts] Virginia “Viki” Lozano was “filled with joy” over the birth of her son, said the last witness Friday in the murder trial of her husband, Robert “Bobby” Lozano. “She absolutely was enraptured by that child,” said Teresa Starrett, who was first her colleague for six years and then her vice principal for two. “She was so in love with him. He really changed her.” For the first time in the trial in 362nd District Court, which has lasted five days so far, Viki Lozano emerged as a mother, a wife and a teacher. Until then, she was the bloody victim lying on a bed under a silken canopy in huge photos presented to the jury. Starrett said Viki Lozano was “amazing” with her pupils at Hodge Elementary and McNair Elementary schools. “She was highly individualized, extremely in tune with their needs,” Starrett said. She had decided to take the next school year off so she could have ample time to be a good mother, the principal said... [Prosecutor Cary] Piel asked [Denton County sheriff's Capt. Jeff] Wawro to summarize the way things would have had to be if Lozano was telling the truth in the statement he gave police about the events that occurred that night. Wawro said there would have been more blood seepage from the entrance wound if she were sitting up when the bullet entered her chest and she slumped forward, as Lozano said he found her. Lividity, or the pooling of blood after the heart stops, would have been in different places than the foot that was hanging off the bed and her back, which is where paramedics found it, he said. Police found a partial fingerprint in her blood on the bottom of the can of gun cleaning substance, Wawro said. It was “transfer” blood from the victim but it was on the bottom of the can. Someone would have had to pick the can up after she was shot and it was not her, he said. The bullet that pierced her heart would have killed her instantly. And there was popcorn in her mouth, down the front of her loose pajamas and in her stomach, he said. There was no bowl of popcorn in the room. Someone moved the popcorn. And she would not have been eating anything while performing the messy, smelly job of cleaning a gun, he said... Piel played the 911 tape in which Lozano can be heard saying he is going to perform CPR “right now.” Twenty-five seconds later he is back at the telephone, and he doesn’t answer questions posed to him about the CPR later by paramedics... [Denton officer Rachel] Fleming told Piel that she was the second officer on the scene. Later, a superior told her to tell Lozano that the social worker was on his way to help. “He was sitting in the foyer. I went over to him and he stood up and looked at me and started walking rapidly away,” Fleming said. “I thought, ‘He’s running away from me’”http://www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/drc/localnews/stories/DRC_lozano_0725.7387f7b5.html

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  2. What kind of mother defends the man who murdered her daughter. This mother should go to jail too for aiding and abetting! I bet the mother knew about the murder!!!

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    1. AnonymousMay 14, 2012

      She apparently never believed it to be the case. That is hard to imagine, but that is the way it played out. Did she know? Good question. If she did, there was no way to prove it. It took Denton Record Chronicle reporter Donna Fielder doing several articles on the matter to get the arrest to be made after DPD was letting it fade. By that time, any connection of the mom to the original event that wasn't apparent at the time of the event, would have been long gone.

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    2. Even if she found it hard to believe he did it, if charges are being brought against him that should be enough to make her reassess. I'm not saying innocent people have never been prosecuted. But if it's the murder of your child they're charged with, for the love of God, consider the possibility they may have done it.

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