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Deta mayor’s sons held for assault, released from custody

The two sons of the mayor of Deta, Timis County, will be probed out of custody after the Timis Tribunal decided to let them walk free, according to Mediafax. Bogdan Daniel Roman, 31, and Calin Roman, 27, were held earlier this year for their role in a violent conflict in which three young people were stabbed. The Roman brothers and four other people held in the case, including one of the brothers’ alleged victims in the incident, will be released after the Timis court decided to reject prosecutors’ appeal to a lower court’s decision to free the suspects.

A spokesperson for the Timis Tribunal, Lavinia Biris, explained that the alleged victim in the incident, Stefan Alexandru was banned from leaving the country pending investigations, while the other five suspects will be probed out of custody, under judiciary control. The decision is final.

The incident that the case refers to occurred on the night of July 23, on a terrace in Deta. A brawl broke out between several people and three young men were stabbed. The main assailant was identified as Bogdan Daniel Roman, with police saying that his brother, Calin Roman, was also involved. The two are the sons of Deta Mayor Petru Roman, a member of the ruling Democrat Liberal Party. Initially, police captured Calin Roman and three others, while Bogdan Roman evaded arrest. An APB was issued on the Deta mayor’s elder son, who was eventually caught several days later in Timisoara.

The two brothers and three other suspects in the case were indicted on August 16 on charges of assault with bodily injury and other acts of violence and disturbance of the peace.

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