A Mexican citizen on demise row in Texas was executed Wednesday night time after appeals from the United Nations and Mexican consulate and his final phrases have been, “Lord, ship me a chariot. I am prepared.”
Robert Moreno Ramos, 64, was convicted for the 1992 deaths of his spouse Leticia, 42, daughter Abigail, 7, and son Jonathan, 3, at their residence in Progreso, Texas, which is positioned alongside the Mexico border. Authorities stated Ramos bludgeoned his members of the family with a sledgehammer after which buried them beneath his residence’s toilet flooring so he might marry the lady he was having an extramarital affair with on the time.
“I get my gold watch that it took the governor 30 years to forge,” Ramos stated. “Thanks God, Lord ship me a chariot. I am prepared.”
Ramos thanked the Mexican consulate for helping with appeals in his case and stated he was grateful for “the humane remedy I bought in jail in Texas.”
Because the deadly dose of the highly effective sedative pentobarbital started taking impact, Ramos took a few deep breaths, sputtered as soon as and commenced loud night breathing. Inside seconds, all motion stopped. Eleven minutes later, at 9:36 p.m. CST, Ramos was pronounced useless.
“Justice had been delayed on this case for over twenty years,” the Hidalgo County District Lawyer’s Workplace in an announcement late Wednesday, in accordance with The Houston Chronicle. “We hope that the sentence brings peace to the household of the victims.”
However Ramos, mentally in poor health and mind broken, was put to demise amid claims of worldwide treaty violations and allegations of poor lawyering, the paper reported.
The United Nations referred to as for a halt to Ramos’ execution based mostly on the treaty violations in an announcement launched Tuesday, in accordance with The Texas Tribune.
Ramos turned the 21st inmate put to demise this 12 months within the U.S. and the 11th given a deadly injection in Texas, the nation’s busiest capital punishment state.
No associates or family of Ramos or his victims witnessed the execution.
The Related Press contributed to this report.