Texas State Penitentiary, Teaxs — Authorities from the State of Texas have executed Mexican national, Roberto Moreno Ramos in the Walls Prison Unit in Huntsville.
The execution took place by lethal injection Wednesday. Roberto Moreno has been on death row since being found guilty of murders committed in 1992.
The jury from a court in Hidalgo County South Texas found him guilty of the murder of his 42-year-old wife Leticia, 7-year-old daughter Abigail and 3-year-old son Jonathan at their home in Progreso where he is alleged to have bludgeon them to death with a hammer.
In his final statement, Ramos thanked the Mexican consulate for its assistance with appeals in his case and said he was grateful for “the humane treatment I got in prison in Texas.”
“I’m getting my gold watch that it took the governor 30 years to forge,” he said. “Thank you God. Lord, send me a chariot. I’m ready.” He was pronounced at 9:36 p.m. CST.
The body of Moreno Ramos will be cremated in Houston and his remains moved to California where they will be delivered to his son and sister. Ramos was on death row for more than 26 years.
According to the authorities, Moreno Ramos murdered his family to marry again, which he reportedly did three days after his wife and children were found murdered.
Through a communiqué, the Mexican government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, condemned the execution saying the death penalty is one of the most essential violations of human rights.
They expressed “Our deepest condolences to the relatives of Mr. Ramos Moreno.”