Saturday, August 30, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Lifer to stand trial in CMF inmate’s 2010 death

By
From page A4 | June 25, 2013 |

FAIRFIELD — A California Medical Facility inmate serving a life sentence for killing his wife was ordered Monday to stand trial on a new murder charge for allegedly killing another inmate.

Andrew Roman, 46, got into a fight with Michael Ferguson, 44, on the third floor tier of their cell block on the morning of March 8, 2010. After exchanging blows, Roman ended the dispute by throwing Ferguson over the balcony rail, according to testimony at Roman’s probable cause hearing. Ferguson died of massive head injuries.

Ferguson had been serving a 16-years-to life sentence for second-degree murder out of Alameda County. He had been locked up since 1997 and housed at California Medical Facility since 2005.

Prison officials initially refused to say whether Ferguson’s fatal fall was accidental, suicide or a homicide. Six months after Ferguson’s death, after a lengthy investigation, Solano County prosecutors filed murder charges against Roman.

Roman, who pleaded not guilty in November 2010, has repeatedly been deemed mentally incompetent.

Judge Wendy G. Getty ended a probable cause hearing for Roman by ordered him to return to court July 18 when he is set to be arraigned on a murder charge.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or jsullivan@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 1 comment

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Former FF residentJune 25, 2013 - 11:09 pm

    What a waste of taxpayers money.... he is already serving a life sentence and we're going to fund another trial for a murder he committed against another inmate? Why? Its not like he is going to walk away with a slap on the wrist... he isn't going anywhere and he probably saved us untold amounts of money by getting rid of another leach that was costing us money.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

Clarksburg family rolls with times

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
 
State lifts Solano moth quarantine

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A3

 
 
Gallo subsidiary wins bid for Winterhawk Winery

By Barry Eberling | From Page: B10 | Gallery

No plea as suspect in Suisun slaying appears in court

By Jess Sullivan | From Page: A12 | Gallery

 
Fairfield police log: Aug. 28, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Suisun City police log: Aug. 28, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
.

US / World

Man is guilty of murder after his dogs kill woman

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
California teacher reprimanded for sending tweets

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

N. California officer accused of beating woman

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

 
California appeals teacher tenure ruling

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Lawmakers send gun restraining order bill to Brown

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

California marijuana grow stole reservation water

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Feds critical of California twin tunnel project

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

California mentally ill inmates get special units

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
.

Opinion

Zombies are not for fun

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11

 
.

Living

.

Entertainment

.

Sports

Armijo opens its football season with 26-7 win at San Rafael

By Brian Arnold | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
No. 11 Stanford set to open season vs. UC Davis

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

After eventful offseason, Northwestern meets Cal Bears in opener

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Prep volleyball: Vacaville Christian falls to D-I power Davis

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

 
JC women’s soccer: Solano kicks off season with 0-0 draw

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

 
Raiders face decisions at QB heading into opener

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Errani’s ‘cottage cheese’ serve tops Venus at Open

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

 
Palmer opens with a 63 to lead in Boston

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Pernice, Bryant share Champions Tour lead

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
I.K. Kim increases Portland Classic lead

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

A’s fall back in AL West, blanked by Angels

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

 
Posey goes 5 for 5 in 6 innings, Giants rout Brewers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

 
This date in sports history for Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

By The Associated Press | From Page: B13

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

Hazel Gertrude Wamsley

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Jerry Lee Trammell

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

Florence Virginia Boes

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

 
Darrell D. Stevens

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

Lois C. Clark

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
.

Home Seller 08/30/14

Real estate transactions for Aug. 30, 2014

By Daily Republic | From Page: HSR2