Gaming the courts? Ramirez appeal tests justice system.

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Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Apr 16, 2013
On the night of Jan. 4, 2010, three gang members murdered a young traveler who had pulled into the Anthony, N.M., rest stop seeking only a quiet place to sleep. They robbed Adam Espinoza of his possessions, stuffed his body in the trunk of his car and then set it ablaze.
A fingerprint on the rifle used to kill Espinoza matched Ramirez's right index finger.
Third Judicial District Chief Judge Jerald A. Valentine sentenced Ramirez to life in prison on the murder conviction, plus an additional 10 1/2 years on the other charges armed robbery, conspiracy, arson, tampering with evidence and disposing of stolen property.
The conviction brought an end to a criminal career that had started when Ramirez was 13 years old. When given the chance to express remorse at sentencing, a defiant Ramirez lashed out instead.
"I don't appreciate them calling me a 'so-called human being,'" he said.
And so, when it was announced recently that the Supreme Court would hear an appeal to Ramirez's conviction, the outrage many have expressed was understandable.
I thought this looser said he would "take his pinch like a man" we he was sentenced.
Too bad our former Gov did away with the death penalty.

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