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Man on trial for double murder asks to wear Tony Romo jersey to court

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Some things you just can’t make up.

A Las Vegas man on trial for double murder asked the judge for permission to wear his Tony Romo jersey to court. District Judge Stefany Miley was unlikely to grant Thomas Randolph’s request, according to his lawyers. Opening statements were scheduled to begin Friday.

Randolph, 62, made the unusual request “because he’s a Cowboys fan,” one of his attorneys, Special Public Defender Clark Patrick, told David Ferrara of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Most incarcerated male defendants wear a traditional shirt and tie during trial.

Randolph stands accused of hiring a hitman to kill his sixth wife, Sharon Clausse, and then killing the hitman, Michael James Miller. Randolph has waited nearly nine years for his trial. The Cowboys’ 44-6 loss to the Eagles in the 2008 regular-season finale was the last game Randolph saw as a free man.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal said prosecutors plan to tell jurors that three of Randolph’s other wives also are dead, two from apparent illness. Randolph was acquitted in the death of his second wife, Becky Gault, whose 1986 death in Utah was ruled a suicide. He later pled guilty to tampering with a witness for conspiring with a fellow inmate to kill the prosecution’s lead witness against him.

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13 Responses to “Man on trial for double murder asks to wear Tony Romo jersey to court”
  1. traptses says: Jun 16, 2017 4:30 PM

    So he’s going with the classic “mental illness” defense

  2. The Phantom Stranger says: Jun 16, 2017 4:40 PM

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say this guy seems a little sketchy.

  3. teal379 says: Jun 16, 2017 4:47 PM

    Wants to fit in with the rest of the Cowboys in holding.

  4. thisistheendifyouletit says: Jun 16, 2017 5:14 PM

    “I don’t often stand trial accused of murder but when I do, I wear a Tony Romo jersey.”

  5. binarymath says: Jun 16, 2017 5:16 PM

    If I read the article correctly, this guy is 0-for-6 with 2 interceptions.

    Romo had some bad games, but not like that.

  6. weepingjebus says: Jun 16, 2017 5:19 PM

    Pants too, or just the jersey?

  7. foodiefoodnerd says: Jun 16, 2017 5:21 PM

    While it obviously isn’t admissible evidence of guilt, it is telling how many clearly guilty are content to rot in jail for years silently watching their attorney(s) file postponement after postponement.

    If I were locked up, as an innocent person I would demand my right to a speedy trial (prove it!), and even if it did take months I’d be constantly yelling for my release, not happily letting them stall it year after year.

  8. jayhawk6 says: Jun 16, 2017 5:30 PM

    Tony Romo thanks the court.

  9. abninf says: Jun 16, 2017 6:48 PM

    When you’re the most valuable and popular sports franchise on the planet, it’s just natural that a few psychos will be fans.

  10. TL;DR says: Jun 16, 2017 6:49 PM

    It’s not crazy… it’s sports.

  11. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jun 16, 2017 10:12 PM

    He’s trying to send a message to the jury that things could be worse — at least he doesn’t behave like a Cowboy.

  12. koolaid69 says: Jun 16, 2017 11:19 PM

    killed the hitman. G status.

  13. pascal1423 says: Jun 20, 2017 1:35 PM

    Wow, this is so embarrassing to read as a Cowboys fan. I’m ashamed that this guy likes the same team as me lol. Thank God the judge ruled against his idiotic request!

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