Oregon City man accused of killing partner

Oregon City man accused of killing partner

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by KGW.com staff

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Posted on August 25, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 27 at 2:00 PM

OREGON CITY, Ore. – A 34-year-old man has been arrested in the stabbing death of his domestic partner in Oregon City.

Tony Lopez Lozano was arrested at around 6:45 p.m. Monday and booked into the Clackamas Co. Jail on one count of murder. He's due in court Tuesday afternoon.

An autopsy revealed earlier in the day that Lozano's domestic partner, 42-year-old Brian Romo, was stabbed to death.

Just before 4 a.m. Sunday, police were called to a home at 1020 Hazelwood Drive after reports that Romo was not breathing, said Tanner Crivellone with the Oregon City Police Department. 

Romo lived in the home with Lozano, as well as Romo's mom and nephew. They were all inside the home when Romo was killed, along with a friend from out of town, police said.  Everyone was cooperating with investigators.

"I just woke up about 2:30 a.m. and heard all this fighting," said a neighbor. She said she had debated whether to call the police before, but did not.

"I wish now I had, because it could have saved a life, she said. 

Officers quickly ruled the death as suspicious after entering the home Sunday. 

"There's obvious trauma on the man's body, which raises our suspicion," Greg Johnson of the Oregon City Police Department said during the first phase of the investigation.

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KGW reporter Ashley Korslein contributed to this report.

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