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Two men and zero women have been

executed in the United States in 2019.

5 Killed in Aurora, Illinois
Five individuals were shot and killed at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois. Five police officers were injured and the gunman was eventually killed by the police. On the day of the shooting, the shooter was being fired from his position at the plant, where he had worked for the last 15 years. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for peace.
4 Killed in Kashmir
Four Indian soldiers have been killed in India-administered Kashmir, following a clash with militants. Recently, in the same region, over 40 others were killed in a suicide attack. Pakistani and Indian forces have been battling over the area. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.
Flooded Gold Mine in Zimbabwe
Nine miners have been rescued alive from a flooded, illegal gold mine in Zimbabwe, while the bodies of 24 others have been recovered. Flooding occurring after a dam burst. While nine have been rescued, dozens of others remain missing and are feared dead. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the missing miners and for their families.
9 Killed in Chittagong, Bangladesh
At least nine individuals have been killed, and over 50 others injured, after a fire in a slum in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The cause of the fires is suspected to be a short circuit. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for all those affected.
Force Withdraw Agreement in Yemen
Government and rebel forces have reached an agreement to withdraw forces around the port of Hudaydah. The withdraw is part of a ceasefire agreement reached last year. The conflict began in 2015, and has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths and injuries. Please pray for peace in the region. Please pray for the families of the deceased and for healing for the injured.
7 Killed in Haiti
At least seven individuals have been killed as a result of protests against the government in Haiti. Protesters are protesting the soaring inflation and accuse the government of corruption and misappropriation of funds. The protesters have also asked for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. The President has rejected the idea. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Pleas pray for peace.
17 Killed in New Delhi, India
At least 17 individuals have been killed after a fire in a hotel in New Delhi, India. Thirty-five others were rescued from the fire and 19 were taken to the hospital for injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
Heat Wave in Australia
A record heat wave, following a record drought, in Australia have farmers, and others, worried. The drought and heat have caused animals to die and worries that crops will not be able to be planted. Across the globe, the United States is experiencing record cold temperatures. Please pray for all those affected by extreme temperatures. Please pray for their safety and health.

November 14, 2018

 

Robert (Roberto) Moreno Ramos has been executed by the state of Texas on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  He was pronounced dead at 9:36 pm CST, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  His execution was delayed several hours due to appeals.  Robert was 60 years of age.  He was executed for murdering his 42-year-old wife Leticia Ramos and their two children, 7-year-old Abigail and 3-year-old Jonathan, on February 7, 1992, in Progreso, Texas.  Robert spent the last 25 years of his life on death row in Texas.

 

Robert is a Mexican national and was born in Aquascalientes, Mexico.  He allegedly had a difficult childhood and was abused.  He did not graduate from high school, dropping out prior to his senior year.  Prior to his arrest, Robert worked as an aide for a disabled man and his family.

 

In November 1991, Robert Ramos began having an affair with Marisa Robledo.  Marisa has stated that she did not know Ramos was married, as he had told her that his wife Leticia was a widow that he was helping to support, along with her children Jonathan and Abigail.  In reality, Leticia was Robert’s wife and Jonathan and Abigail were their children.

 

The affair continued and eventually, Marisa wanted to get married.  Ramos agreed and they set a date for February 10, 1992.  On February 7, 1992, Ramos returned to the home he shared with his wife.  A neighbor heard a female screaming and swearing from the house.  When church members visited the family in the next couple of days, Ramos stated that they were moving to California and were too busy to say goodbye.

On February 10, 1992, Ramos and Marisa were married.  Over the next two months, Ramos gave conflicting accounts of where his missing family had gone.  Eventually the police were notified.  Ramos was questioned by the police on March 30, 1992.  He was then arrested for various traffic warrants.

 

On April 6, 1992, police searched Ramos’ home, discovering extensive blood evidence.  Additionally, all toys and clothing belong to the missing family members had been placed in the attic.  Police discovered the bodies of the Leticia, Abigail, and Jonathan, under the freshly tiled floor in the bathroom.  It was determined that they had all be killed by blows to the head with a blunt object, such as a hammer.

 

Ramos initially told police officers that he had returned home and discovered the bodies, believing that his wife had killed the children and then herself with a hammer.  Analysis of the injuries showed that it was very unlikely that any of the injuries were self-inflicted.  During the trial, Ramos’ then-19-year-old son Osmar testified that he was verbally, physically, and emotional abused by Ramos, and that he witnessed Ramos abuse his mother every month.  Other witnesses also testified to Ramos’ violent and abusive behavior.  Ramos was convicted and sentenced to death on May 6, 1993, for their murders.

 

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Leticia, Abigail, and Jonathan.  Please pray for strength for the family of Robert Ramos.

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