SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A 41-year-old San Antonio man was sentenced to 35 years in prison this week for the 2019 murder of his wife.
Brian Jorge Ramos is accused of shooting his wife Josephine Ramos at least 10 times in the back while she was trying to run away from their vehicle in a parking lot near the intersection of Gevers and Fair Avenue on April 1, 2019. The shooting reportedly happened one day before the finalization of the couple’s divorce.
“I was 14! It is not fair that I have to graduate and none of my parents are there,” the daughter said. “You can rot in jail and people can hurt you and you are going to finally know what that feels like! How you used to tell me actions have consequences, well now here you go!”
Brian’s daughter and son spoke at Monday’s sentencing hearing.
“You exist,” she said. “You are standing right there! My mom is ashes now! I can’t even remember what my mom’s voice sounds like! You know how much that hurts? Of course, you don’t because your parents are still alive!”
Josephine’s sister Monique also spoke via Zoom.
“Brian, I have so much hate in my heart for you,” Josephine’s sister Monique said. “But all I can hear is my sister saying, ‘Monique forgive him.'”
Officials said he is required to serve at least half of his 35-year-long sentence before being considered for parole.
“This is a horrific example of the level to which domestic violence can escalate. The victim’s three children are now left without either parent. Now that they have had their opportunity to address their father in court, I hope they can find the peace and happiness they deserve,” said Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.