Ramirez Let Out on Probation Despite Convictions
POSTED: Friday, February 5, 2010 - 9:32pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:26pm
EL PASO--- We're finding out more about the man accused of leading the cartel hit that killed more than a dozen teens in Juarez.
After being convicted of four violent crimes, Adrian Ramirez was only sentenced to probation.
We got ahold of several indictments and judgements against Ramirez, dating back to 1997.
It wasn't until after Ramirez allegedly committed a fifth crime that he finally saw any jail time.
Again, Ramirez is accused of being the one who carried out the hit that killed 18 teens in Juarez last weekend.
He was then killed by Mexican soldiers Tuesday.
Since 2008, Ramirez was convicted of attempted murder, retaliation, aggravated assault and robbery.
For all of these crimes, a judge sentenced him to 10 years probation.
Five years after being convicted, Ramirez reportedly threatened the life of another woman, violating his probation.
That's when a judge sentenced him to three years in jail.
Ramirez' family is still trying to recover his body from Mexican authorities, who said only the next of kin can claim him.