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John Ramirez Executed October 5, 2022 in Texas

John Ramirez, Texas

Updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2022

John Ramirez

Texas executed John Henry Ramirez on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.  John was pronounced dead at 6:41 pm local time, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  He was 38 years of age.  John was convicted and executed of the murder of 45-year-old Pablo Castro on July 19, 2004, in Corpus Christi, Texas.  He has spent the last 13 years on Texas’ death row.

John graduated from high school and worked as a kitchen laborer before his arrest.  He had previously been arrested for robbery, evading arrest, possession of marijuana, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

John Ramirez, Angela Rodriguez, and Christina Chavez spent several days using drugs in mid-July 2004.  On July 19, the three agreed to rob someone to obtain money for more drugs.  After driving around, the group pulled into the Times Market in Corpus Christi, where they found Pablo Castro taking out the trash.  Ramirez attacked Castro, stabbing him a total of 29 times with a six-inch serrated knife.  After Castro fell to the ground, the group searched his pockets and stole a total of $1.25.  The trio left and went on to commit another robbery, and attempted a third robbery.

Rodriguez and Chavez were apprehended soon after, while Ramirez was apprehended on February 20, 2008, near the Mexican border.  Ramirez was sentenced to death on December 8, 2008.

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Pablo Castro.  Pray for strength for the family of John Ramirez. 

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