Stabbing Victim Dies, Charges Elevated To Murder

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Pueblo police are now investigating the first homicide of the year after a woman died Tuesday from her stabbing injuries. Police say she was stabbed several times last week by her boyfriend, and succumbed to her injuries after several days on life support.

Pueblo police have identified the suspect as 37-year-old Mason Romero. He allegedly stabbed Georgia Medina, 36, on April 12.

He is also accused of stabbing and seriously injuring Georgia's father, 55-year-old George Medina. He remains in the hospital, but his condition has improved.

Witnesses tell police they heard the couple arguing all night, and then after hearing loud pounding, heard George screaming for help. Police say Romero stabbed his girlfriend first, then attacked George after he tried to intervene.

Romero tried to flee the area, but was caught by police within minutes. After his arrest, he was admitted to the hospital for a day-long observation period.

The stabbing took place at an apartment on the 300 block of East Evans. The Medinas and Romero live in different apartments in the same building.

The McClelland School, located just up the block from where the stabbing took place at 415 E. Abriendo Ave., was on a two-hour lockdown during the police investigation. The school stresses that the students, who were already in class when the lockdown began at 8:15 a.m., were never in any danger.

Now that Georgia has died, police say they are increasing the charges against Romero to include first degree murder.


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  • by close on Apr 24, 2012 at 09:47 PM
    You know its easy to see people judge right away on something that happened so fast and tragic to two families. Alot of hate and some remorse. but some of you judge like them dumb shows on TV.. get a grip of reality quick, ok so this young man did what he did, but have you ever thought what that young lady was doing too?? I'm not defending no one here but just saying you think she was all good and he was all bad.. have you ever thought it could go both ways?? I know one of the peoples families and i hear it from them daily the struggle of "WHY?" I am sadden by the what transpired already.. but to read some of your posts are really quite stupid, Yes God will judge, but you can't!! your not the person to do it, he is, so please i know you have your thoughts but come on really!!?? If you or your family was in this place would you leave them?? would you say all this junk on here?? and would you wanna see this posts on how your family is???!! I could call out some ppl on here just cause they dont think, "what if it was you", think about that.. Let the man up stairs do his job, do yours leave them (both families) alone to grieve and find out"why", God will help them find a way to cope with this, he will be the final judge, NOT US!! Let them be...
  • by Flo on Apr 24, 2012 at 05:45 AM
    My deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to the Medina and Romero families. What happened to Georgia was tragic. She was a sweet woman, that worked hard at Black Swan, Country Kitchen, Furrs...to provide for her family. Her prayer service was beautiful yesterday, everybody sharing stories, of what a wonderful person she was. There was so much love. Ruby, Orley, Betty, & George raised a beautiful daughter. It breaks my heart the her children will have to go on without her. I hope that anyone reading this that is in an abusive relationship gains the strength to leave.
  • by Ms.J Location: Pueblo on Apr 20, 2012 at 07:27 AM
    I tried to help one. Or. Two. Times,but Mason. All he did was just take. Advantage. Of my kindness. For weakness, he didn't. Care,he just wanted. To do his thing...and plz.himself, Georgia elder be the one. To write,while. All he did wld just. Take from. Her.and still go around. With other girls. She was tired of it,& would even tell a few bus drivers. Mason Sheldon.have left her alone ...he didn't have to kill her.and the only one. I recall, that was there.as far as family, was his Aunt..Mason was always talking. About her..n how she was there.as for friends...he had a few..Cindy..and me..I'm just thankful. It wasn't. Us.Mason hurt2 families. And by taking. A life and tried to take her father's. Masons. A sick n twisted person. And personally ..he deserves. To go to prison.
  • by Ms.J Location: Pueblo on Apr 18, 2012 at 10:29 PM
    Mason is like a wolf in sheeps clothing,he acts like hes so good and makes u think hes so,respectful,but hes not,hes a loser,and he got caught.Georgia was a sweet person,i just saw her last tues.withthat creep.and all I could think is why she was with him.cuz he was hangin out with other girls frm school..mason played me,but I got wise to his games,My heart goes out to georgias family,and mason,well he has to answer to God,becuz she didnt deserve to die.,mason didnt care,,he only cared about himself,and his drugs..
  • by Gman Location: c springs on Apr 18, 2012 at 03:56 PM
    Mason=scum bag. Hope you relize what youve done, and get made someones b**** in prison.
  • by a friend Location: pueblo on Apr 18, 2012 at 12:53 PM
    For the person who said she was no saint either that's a really crappy thing to say. No matter what she ever did she never deserved what happened she was a good person and left behind a lot of people who loved her
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      by ***** on Apr 18, 2012 at 01:04 PM in reply to a friend
      They just say that to try to make them feel better! It was stupid for them to say! who cares what she did I'm sure she would have never killed anyone! she did not deserve it and her family does not deserve to go thru this because of that monster!
  • by a friend Location: pueblo on Apr 18, 2012 at 12:36 PM
    For the person who said she was no saint either that's a really crappy thing to say. No matter what she ever did she never deserved what happened she was a good person and left behind a lot of people who loved her
  • by a friend Location: pueblo on Apr 18, 2012 at 12:31 PM
    For the person who said she was no saint either that's a really crappy thing to say. No matter what she ever did she never deserved what happened she was a good person and left behind a lot of people who loved her
  • by a friend Location: pueblo on Apr 18, 2012 at 12:30 PM
    For the person who said she was no saint either that's a really crappy thing to say. No matter what she ever did she never deserved what happened she was a good person and left behind a lot of people who loved her
  • by des on Apr 18, 2012 at 08:00 AM
    not sure if this guy was abusive before, im thinking yes, but I sure do wish that women that are in an abusive relationship, just would get out the first time the hand had risen towards them, there are men out there that will treat you good. the abusive man, isn't worthy of you. so sad.... my prayers to her family.
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