- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on a Utah man facing federal charges in a sheriff’s deputies death (all times local):

4:50 p.m.

A Utah man acquitted in state court of aggravated murder in the death of a sheriff’s deputy is expected back in court Thursday as he weighs a plea deal involving federal charges against him.

Defense attorney Stephen McCaughey says Roberto Roman maintains his innocence and the deal is unlikely.

Roman claims he was in a car with Deputy Josie Fox’s brother when she was shot and killed during a traffic stop in 2010, though prosecutors dispute that.

Roman says the fatal shots were fired by Ryan Greathouse, who later died of an overdose.

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1:30 p.m.

A Utah man who was found not guilty in the death of a sheriff’s deputy after saying the officer’s brother killed her is now weighing a possible plea deal in a second round of charges against him.

A lawyer for Roberto Roman said Wednesday the deal is unlikely.

Mike Roman says his brother is innocent and the case is double-jeopardy. An appeals court rejected that argument because the second case was filed in federal court, which is separate from the Utah state that acquitted him.

Roman says he was in a car with Deputy Josie Fox’s brother when she was shot and killed during a traffic stop in 2010, though prosecutors dispute that.

Roman says the fatal shots were fired by Ryan Greathouse, who later died of an overdose.


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