Racine - Amy Fabiano was overcome with emotion Friday as Circuit Judge Wilbur Warren read that the jury had found Ezequiel Lopez-Quintero guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and use of a dangerous weapon in the shooting death of her husband, Kenosha County sheriff's deputy Frank Fabiano Jr.
"Thank God," Amy Fabiano cried from the front row of the courtroom, "Oh, thank God."
Lopez-Quintero, 45, an illegal immigrant living in Kenosha, faces a mandatory life sentence for first-degree intentional homicide and up to an additional five years for use of a dangerous weapon. Warren said a sentencing date will be set soon.
The defense lawyer will appeal, of course; it's "unfair" that the victim's wife was in the courtroom. Unfair? It was unfair that her husband was killed by a someone who should have been sent home numerous times. But she can't appeal that decision, now, can she?