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Pueblo Man In Jail After Allegedly Hiring Undercover Agent For Serious Attack

By: Marybeth Brush Email
By: Marybeth Brush Email

A Pueblo man is relieved after his sister's ex-boyfriend is arrested for allegedly planning a serious attack. Court papers obtained by 11 News Monday explain how 22-year-old John Richard Lucero allegedly hired an undercover agent, posed as a hit man, to disfigure his ex-girlfriend, Mary Romero, and cripple her nephew. Court papers say Lucero gave the undercover agent two guns as down payment for the crime. John Lucero sits in jail charged with first degree assault.

Andy Romero, spoke exclusively to 11 News on Monday. He is the father of one of the victims in this case who John Lucero allegedly wanted to cripple. He says the whole family is concerned.

According to court papers, Lucero tried to hire an undercover ATF agent to have Mary's face cut up in a smile because he says she smiled at him while he was allegedly being beat up, something Lucero claims she set up.

It also states Lucero wanted her nephew, “crippled for life.” It's a statement that obviously worries Andy Romero. "That's my son and by God I would stick up for my son day and night," says Andy Romero.

The arrest affidavit also states that after breaking up with Lucero, the suspect claims Mary drained about $11,000 from his bank account and took a car. It's a statement Romero denies about his sister, saying Lucero didn't work and couldn't hold down a job.

Now, the Romero family hopes for justice."We are kind of relieved he is behind bars," says Andy Romero.

Lucero faces a charge of first degree assault, and is being held on a $250,000 bond. His next court date is scheduled for May 17, 2010.


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