Texas Man Sentenced For Stalking Girl, Shooting Her Father, Tattooing Her Name All Over His Body
A Texas man prosecutors say stalked a 13-year-old girl, tattooed her name all over his body and shot her 53-year-old father has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.The young teenage girl had to listen in court while the defendant asked the judge for a second chance.
This case is considered to be one of Dallas County’s most severe stalking cases. 23-year-old Gabriel Ramirez was sentenced on Thursday in a Dallas County courtroom after previously pleading guilty to charges of stalking and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in a case in which involves the suspect focusing on a young girl.
NBC Chicago reports:
Ramirez called a 13-year-old teen girl numerous times, sent her flowers before her birthday and went to her house only to be told by her father to go away, according to an affadavit.
But Ramirez returned to her house in early June of 2013.When the girl’s father answered the door, Ramirez shot him three times, hitting him in the chest, liver and stomach.
Even after the shooting, the girl’s father survived but he has nearly $90,000 in medical bills after two surgeries. The victim said his life will never be the same.
Littered on the suspect’s body, were nearly a dozen tattoos with the young girl’s name, her birthday and even her address.
According to what Ramirez said in court, he regrets the tattoos, which he said were all done while he was under the heavy influence of drugs. He admitted to using cocaine, heroin, marijuana laced with PCP, Xanax, methamphetamine and alcohol on the day he shot the young girl’s father.
According to Assistant District Attorney Leighton D’Antoni, the stalking of the girl didn’t stop when the suspect was jailed.
Ramirez went on to send numerous letters professing his love to the young teenager, as well as a letter to her mother and her father from behind bars.
“We’re talking about an adult who starts on a 13-year-old girl and stalks her,” D’Antoni said.. “I think there were 11 total tattoos of her name that he started putting on his body when, again, she was just 13-years-old. That’s more than a red flag. That’s scary.”
Watch courtesy of NBC Chicago:
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