Lowell murder trial: Slain brother's friend fingered accused sh...

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Questioned by police about the slaying of his close friend and his friend's brother, John Nigro became upset, wrote a name on a piece of paper and walked out of the Lowell police station when police tried to question him.
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Frank

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Jun 19, 2009
 
What a mess this whole thing is. I have a feeling this guy is going to walk.
sarge

Billerica, MA

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Jun 19, 2009
 
Silly Deaths over Marijuana,

Lagalizing posession has done nothing to take money out of the black market that finances dudes like Rene Ramos, who may kill to protect either his or his bosses truf (revenue stream).

Best way to combat is make growing for personal consumption legal. It will put the dealers out of business.

Secondly Marijuana would no longer be a "gateway" drug if you did not need a connection with a dealer who also sells other drugs to source Marijuana.

The new law is stupid. It will increase Marijuana use by taking away the criminal element from the user and pump more money into the hands of scum.

You should be able to go to city hall and get a permit to grow a limited Qty.

Want to end gang violence legalize drugs. Then gangs will not have anything left to fight for. They don't fight for no reason, they fight to protect their customer base.
Frank

Lowell, MA

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Jun 19, 2009
 
This murder took place before the law changed. And it didn't make it legal, it made it civil and you get a ticket for it.
Disgruntled

Lowell, MA

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Jun 19, 2009
 
FREE RAMOS!!!!!!!
shocked

Lawrence, MA

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Jun 19, 2009
 
Disgruntled wrote:
FREE RAMOS!!!!!!!
Shame on u for wanting to free the heartless scumbag who murdered someones only 2 sons over weed. He took away two of the nicest kids you could ever meet. Their murders changed everything in the lives of so many I can't believe you could even say something like that. It is very hurtful. If Ramos wasn't such a loser and could get a real job instead of murdering innocent people to get free drugs maybe he would be freed. I hope he burns in hell.
ME IN MASS

Spartanburg, SC

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Jun 19, 2009
 
Doesn't seem like they have a lot of evidence, but I still hope Ramos rots & when he gets where he deserves to be pays daily for what he took from this family!
hmmmmmmmmmm

North Wales, PA

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#7
Jun 19, 2009
 
Ramos will walk ,but where did this 16k of weed end up? Ramos could have not smoked all of this by himself,maybe friends and family ,enjoyed the deadmens weed.
wake up people

Billerica, MA

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Jun 19, 2009
 
Hopefully Rene will walk!!! Justice would be served at that point. Sarge u have not been educated on this case it is evident. Lowell SUN IS A HORRIBLE WAY TO EDUCATE URSELF AS THEY HAVE BEEN SHOWING rene as guilty running an ad against rene yearly. There is so much wrong here. A, the so called witnesses did not witness any murder. The became witnesses after being pinched themselves on thier own dealings. There is no fingerprints tied to rene, the tower they have rene talking to the boys from is also in the same area of town that rene grew up in as many of his family members lived at in this time. The boys murdered were traveling with5 pounds of high grade weed thats no where ner light weight while one of those boys is said to be innocent the way that was opackaged and described as packaged theres no way he did not smell or know what his brother put in his vehicle.

to those who say rene deserves to rot what about the big time dealer whom was about to supply him 5 pounds whom was supply all these other people how do you feel about him here is his body at this time?????

And if rene is found innocent after serving 7 years in prison and having his name and face plastered all over the papers for 7 years as it has been once a year for the past 7. do U not think this will follow him as it has OJ simpson?? He will not be able to find good employment and support his family and not have this follow him.

I do not feel that either of those boys deserved to be murdered I think however the police did not fully investigate this case and am sorry for the DOnovan family that they need to go through this. They will probably spend the rest of their life fingering Rene and never looking for any other options. I feel horribly for their lost.
Craig

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Jun 19, 2009
 
Ramos is guilty. His friend even ratted him out. He will get what he deserves. What a gutless coward shooting them in the back of the head.
Were you implying that OJ was innocent??? What a joke.
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Lowell, MA

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Jun 19, 2009
 
OJ and Ramos share on similairity and one difference....

OJ and Ramos are both Guilty....

OJ walked from the crimes he comitted and ramos will not....

people are making a big deal about the cell tower being in a big area of lowell....How many people you think were at the movies or in that restuarant area at 1128 that night.

Funny how people knew donovan and ramos were gonna meet that night with the weed but somehow both brothers are dead, the weed and money are gone but ramos, CLAIMS he wasnt there......

Ramos is done anyways....

realistically he killed two white kids and hes hispanic...i wonder how many mothers and fathers and aunts, uncles in the jury have feelings for ramos...Jurors feel bad for the victims,, not the accussed. He Will do time..
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Jun 19, 2009
 
Can't help but wonder how different their lives would be if pot was legal. Pot doesn't kill people, the laws against it do...
MastersandJohnso n

West Roxbury, MA

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Jun 19, 2009
 
As an outsider, knowing only the facts that have been presented in the media, there is only one conclusion to come to:

RAMOS is a stinking piece of human excrement that needs to have his life extinguished by the judicial system. Unfortunately, he is being tried in the state of Massachusetts where he has a chance of actually "getting away with murder".

If these murders by Ramos took place in Texas - he's already be dead. Justice served.
It wasnt about the weed

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Jun 19, 2009
 
It was about the money!!!!!!!!!!
Buddy

Dracut, MA

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Jun 19, 2009
 
Disgruntled wrote:
FREE RAMOS!!!!!!!
The man is a cold hearted murderer who doesn't deserve to breath the same air we breath. this brings back the thoughts of the death penalty which I am totally against!!
Lowell Mom

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Jun 19, 2009
 
He is guitly and I hope he gets what he deserves...MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL...
Whoever thinks he is innocent is obviously friends/family of his. My advice would be to open your eyes and imagine if the roles were reversed, you would want justice to be served...

RIP BROTHERS

Such a sad story
me from lowell

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Jun 20, 2009
 
It wasnt about the weed wrote:
It was about the money!!!!!!!!!!
I agree with you. I think that if it wasn't weed they were selling, it would have been some other drug. It's all part of the drug trade.
Sad

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Jun 20, 2009
 
It wasnt about the weed wrote:
It was about the money!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, it probably was. Sadly. Someone thought that about $16,000 was worth two lives. Like someone else stated on another board- you could work at friggin McDonalds for 9 months and make $16,000. That's small money. It's so disturbing to see that someone would take two lives for something so insignificant. What a sick person. I hope he rots in jail forever (and even that would be too good for him).
Sad

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Jun 20, 2009
 
MastersandJohnson wrote:
As an outsider, knowing only the facts that have been presented in the media, there is only one conclusion to come to:
RAMOS is a stinking piece of human excrement that needs to have his life extinguished by the judicial system. Unfortunately, he is being tried in the state of Massachusetts where he has a chance of actually "getting away with murder".
If these murders by Ramos took place in Texas - he's already be dead. Justice served.
Yes, he is lucky right now. In other states, it would be a death penalty case. Personally, I think even that would be too easy on him. We should keep him isolated in jail and the next time there is American hostage in the Middle East we should quietly trade people like Ramos in exchange for the hostages.
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Jun 20, 2009
 
Sad wrote:
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Yes, he is lucky right now. In other states, it would be a death penalty case. Personally, I think even that would be too easy on him. We should keep him isolated in jail and the next time there is American hostage in the Middle East we should quietly trade people like Ramos in exchange for the hostages.
Sad, that is a very very good idea.. run for president.
Cockroach Species

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Jun 20, 2009
 
Disgruntled wrote:
FREE RAMOS!!!!!!!
FU espiga

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