Career criminal sentenced again, this time to 23 years in prison

Published 4:33 pm Friday, December 21, 2012

After more than a year of court proceedings in multiple cases, a week-long jury trial and a conviction several weeks ago, a judge has sentenced an Austin man to 23 years in prison.

Alfredo Jesse Rosillo, 32, was sentenced Friday in Mower County Court to 276 months in prison. He was given credit for 550 days in the Mower County jail.

A jury found Rosillo guilty of first-degree burglary, first-degree aggravated robbery, fifth-degree drug possession and domestic assault. Rosillo also was convicted of five counts of violating a no contact order days after he committed those crimes.

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Rosillo maintained he was innocent. He wrote a letter to the Herald in which he pleaded his innocence and said the reported victim made up stories about his actions and said other men had committed crimes as well.

According to the court complaint, Rosillo shot his .22 handgun in the victim’s car as she tried to get away on June 21, 2011, shot three times in her garage as he went after her and once more in her home. The woman says Rosillo also beat her up that day.

K-9 Ghost found Rosillo hiding in a marshy area. Police searched and later found 5.5 grams of meth and a baggy of .22 shells. Though police did not find the gun, they searched the home the next day and found a .22 shell casing, as well as holes in the car, garage and home.

Rosillo — a career criminal who has been convicted and sent to prison multiple times for drug crimes, terroristic threats, burglary and domestic assault — is also in court for terroristic threats against another inmate. In that case, he allegedly pointed at the inmate, pounded his fists together and made racial remarks. Rosillo allegedly told the inmate, “I know where you live. I know where you sleep. I’m going to kill you when I get out of here,” the court complaint states.

Though Rosillo said he would not speak without a lawyer, he said to an officer about the other inmate, “If I knew where that … lived, he’d already be dead.”