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Lowell man guilty in 2002 murders of Billerica brothers

There are 66 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jul 2, 2009, titled Lowell man guilty in 2002 murders of Billerica brothers. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Seven years of waiting for justice streamed down David Harris' face -- tears of relief as a jury yesterday convicted Rene Ramos of two counts of first-degree murder for the 2002 slayings of Harris' nephews, brothers Paul and Michael Donovan.

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Lowellian

Lowell, MA

#1 Jul 2, 2009
JUST is served, whoever the witnesses were who came forward were brave and did the right thing,
Lowellian

Lowell, MA

#2 Jul 2, 2009
JUSTICE**
Satisfied Citizen

Maynard, MA

#3 Jul 2, 2009
Job well done to the police and prosecutors who put this piece of crap where he belongs. I hope Rene has a long miserable and painful life. This is what he deserves for the pain and misery he has caused the Donovan family.
Burlington

Danbury, CT

#4 Jul 2, 2009
Justice served!
Burl-Gurl

Boston, MA

#6 Jul 2, 2009
"overwhelmed" you are a sick individual to actually take the time to type such a comment. loser.
i have watched the donovan family suffer for years but now perhaps the pain in their hearts has lightened just a little. there are angels in heaven celebrating this victory.
What a mess

Clinton, MA

#7 Jul 2, 2009
The whole thing wreaks of desperation.
If I was families of on either side of story, I wouldnt be happy with this verdict. Its almost a witch hunt powered by circumstancial evidence, and half ass witnesses. So Ramos knew the Donovans and they dealt drugs together but wheres the hard evidence which put him at the scene and furthermore wheres the forensic evidence thats says he pulled the trigger. Cell phone towers?
first time I ever heard used in a murdercase. Again, this whole thing wreaks!
hammerhead

Lexington, MA

#8 Jul 2, 2009
GOOD TIME TO RE-INSTATE THE DEATH PENALTY.
Disgruntled

Lowell, MA

#9 Jul 2, 2009
FREE RAMOS!!!! It will be overturned!!!!
Billerica

Hudson, MA

#10 Jul 2, 2009
Thank you burl-gurl.

Finally, Justice has been served.

Please respect the family and if you have nothing nice to type, keep your comments to yourself. Thank you.:)

--Friend of Mike.
someone interested

Westford, MA

#11 Jul 2, 2009
what a mess -

were you there for the trial? there was all sorts of evidence. testimonial evidence weighs the same as physical evidence in the eyes of the judicial system. the testimonies backed up eachother with things only known to certain individuals (individuals unconnected even)
The Eye on the city

Woburn, MA

#12 Jul 2, 2009
Same place you have been getting it for the last seven years, you moron.
overwhelmed wrote:
2 bad we lost a good drug dealer,,wonder were imma get my marijuana @ now.
loser patrol

Gardner, MA

#13 Jul 2, 2009
Disgruntled wrote:
FREE RAMOS!!!! It will be overturned!!!!
Hopefully someone will turn him over and not find a pulse!
JRock

Rockville, MD

#14 Jul 2, 2009
What a mess wrote:
The whole thing wreaks of desperation.
If I was families of on either side of story, I wouldnt be happy with this verdict. Its almost a witch hunt powered by circumstancial evidence, and half **** witnesses. So Ramos knew the Donovans and they dealt drugs together but wheres the hard evidence which put him at the scene and furthermore wheres the forensic evidence thats says he pulled the trigger. Cell phone towers?
first time I ever heard used in a murdercase. Again, this whole thing wreaks!
Although, this guy is a known piece of shi*, I do agree with your opinion on lack of evidence. There is not much putting him at the crime scene. However, your statement on cell-phone towers tells me you aren't educated on investigation portion of any crime. This is a well-known technique used when seeking evidence that an individual was somewhere, where they claim not to be.
The Eye on the city

Woburn, MA

#15 Jul 2, 2009
Someone will turn him over, but not to check his pulse.
loser patrol wrote:
<quoted text>Hopefully someone will turn him over and not find a pulse!
What a mess

Clinton, MA

#16 Jul 2, 2009
JRock wrote:
<quoted text>Although, this guy is a known piece of shi*, I do agree with your opinion on lack of evidence. There is not much putting him at the crime scene. However, your statement on cell-phone towers tells me you aren't educated on investigation portion of any crime. This is a well-known technique used when seeking evidence that an individual was somewhere, where they claim not to be.
Jrock - I tend to follow murder trials in the news, just saying I've never heard of murder case where cell phone towers were actually used. If you can think of a case please enlighten me with a murder case which cell phone towers were used to incriminate. Also do you know where the public can see copies of trial transcripts. Seems to me these should be reviewed. Also, this wouldn't be the first time someone in Lowell was wrongly accused of murder. I'm sure we all remmber the Mcque trial. Although he turned out to be shady, your talking about a mans life, so they better be sure.
Seabiscuit

Kissimmee, FL

#17 Jul 2, 2009
someone interested wrote:
what a mess -
were you there for the trial? there was all sorts of evidence. testimonial evidence weighs the same as physical evidence in the eyes of the judicial system. the testimonies backed up eachother with things only known to certain individuals (individuals unconnected even)
I lived the same life many years ago and was held up with a gun by one of the infamous Blais brothers from Billerica in the Lowell projects. I could've met the same fate. There's a huge difference between being a marijuana dealer and a real felon. It's the same as prostitution a "victimless crime" And that's why it's legal in some states and some countries. I provided a service I believed in but the variables that go with it such as getting your door kicked in during the middle of the night etc. makes it very dangerous.There's an edge you have to keep when you're involved in this and this kid's lack of good judgement over $16,000 cost him and his brother his life. I at one time hheld over 40 pounds and lived on the Mexican border so I would think I would know. I quit because of my career and what could have been the "fallout". My family knew and one time called the police when they found two pounds of weed in our house and Lee Scazilli came and conficated it. No arrests (I wonder why)..... Anyway, I've visited their graves on many occasions to pray for them and their family. I've followed this from the beginning and am glad the authorities accepted the testimony of dealers who finally came forward after years of holding this horrible secret within. In ending,there's a boy that I work with who I'm saving these clippings for because he too is involved in this business and needs to see what the consequence can be. Although I can't tell him my story, I thinks he realizes from the insight I have used and the fact he told me he was involved. The lesson here is don't let these deaths go in vain ....
someone interested

Westford, MA

#18 Jul 2, 2009
what a mess

I'd love for you to read the transcripts, however, I don't believe they are available to the public.
loser patrol

Gardner, MA

#19 Jul 2, 2009
The Eye on the city wrote:
Someone will turn him over, but not to check his pulse.
<quoted text>
haha good one!
Walter

Exeter, NH

#20 Jul 2, 2009
to kill someone over a few grand is senseless.. what an idiot.. everyone involved is just stupid.. why deal drugs in the first place? what is the point? it is illegal and at the end of the day you will get caught or killed.. is it worth it? the whole thing stinks..
comon sense

New Tazewell, TN

#21 Jul 2, 2009
just look at some of their comments "eye on the city, what a mess" you probably belong in the cell on your knees right next to rene..get over it the kids worthless!!! no one knows who else he murdered!

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