Edgar Noel Vieyra of Georgetown, accused in the May shooting death of Librado Romero, was indicted Tuesday by a Fayette County grand jury on capital murder and other charges.
Vieyra, 18, is accused of shooting Romero on May 7 at Romero's home on Wayland Drive in Lexington. Romero, 44, was taken off life support and died two days later.
According to police, Vieyra has said he targeted Romero, the father of his ex-girlfriend, in response to threats against his life. Police said Vieyra told authorities that Romero had threatened him and sent men to Georgetown to confront him.
The grand jury also charged Vieyra with first-degree assault for allegedly shooting and wounding Maria Vera-Reyes, Romero's wife. According to earlier court testimony, she was shot several times during a scuffle in the couple's bedroom.
The indictment included two second-degree assault charges against Vieyra. He is accused of shooting Nallely Romero, his ex-girlfriend and the daughter of Librado Romero and Maria Vera-Reyes, in the arm. Vieyra also is accused of striking Jenny Romero Bryant, his ex-girlfriend's sister, with a gun.
Other charges in the indictment are one count of first-degree burglary and one count of violating a Kentucky emergency protective or domestic violence order. Nallely Romero had taken out a domestic violence order against Vieyra the week before the shooting, according to court documents.
No bond has been set on the murder charge, but bond on the other charges is $40,000 cash.
Vieyra is being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.
He is scheduled to be arraigned July 20 in Fayette Circuit Court.
Jennifer Hewlett: (859) 231-3308. Twitter: @HLPublicSafety.