WA Legal Roundup: Division III
After reading the facts of this case, I really, really didn’t want to give this convict any more attention than this blog might bring him. But I will keep my commitment.
At the age of 14 this monster and his friend brutally (and brutal doesn’t capture the essence of this crime) murdered an entire family of four in their home. This included the disabled father, the mother while she was showering, the 12-year-old son when he came to the aid of his mother, and finally the six-year-old son who awoke to find these strangers in his bedroom. As the trial judge commented, these crimes “have no parallel in Yakima County history for violence.” At 14 years of age. Where can violence of this nature be born from?
This appeal was about statutory interpretation, and Ramos’ interpretation was incorrect. This crime took place in 1993 and 13 years later Ramos appealed the convictions. Division III dismissed the appeal as untimely. The Supreme Court subsequently ordered that the appeal proceed as timely.
I’ve experienced a lot in my life so far including a lot of loss. Out of respect to this family of four that was taken from this place in a senseless act of cowardice, I will not say anything more about this case other than Ramos’ convictions were affirmed. Justice served and may he rot in his jail cell forever.