Enrique Berman, 34, Bayou Body Count No. 56

Drugs and murder. They seem to go together so well.

But which is worse?

The obvious answer, of course, is murder. But in the eyes of the law, and the folks who set bond, it may not be so clear.

Take the case of Hugo Fernel Romero. On Thursday, police arrested the 37-year-old at his home at 4103 Sue Ellen on suspicion of murder. Investigators say that Enrique Berman, 34, was visiting Romero when without warning or provocation, Romero fired a shot into Berman's neck, killing him. Police say that Romero tried to flee in a car, but crashed into another vehicle. When Romero went back into his home, police nabbed him.

The cops also found a large amount of cocaine in Romero's home and charged him manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance in excess of 400 grams, police say.

Romero is currently behind bars at the Harris County jail. His bond for the murder charge is $50,000, according to county records. And for the drug charge, Romero is being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond, twice that of the murder charge.


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Chris Vogel
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