Thomas Ramirez Jr., who has a long criminal history, has been sentenced to life in prison following his conviction last week for firing a weapon out of the window of a sports utility vehicle as he drove in a residential neighborhood and killing a man who was sitting in his apartment living room.
The Arlington man was convicted Friday in connection with the Aug. 21, 2011, slaying of Ivan Daniel Valenzuela.
Ramirez was accused of being drunk and high on cocaine when he fatally wounded Valenzuela in the left temple while he was in his west central Arlington apartment.
The Miami Herald reports that medical evidence suggests the South Miami woman allegedly killed by her husband may have been trying to shield her face from close-range gunfire.
The medical examiner’s report, obtained last week by the newspaper, will likely be key evidence for authorities looking to contest any self-defense claims by Derek Medina, whose gruesome post on his Facebook page drew worldwide headlines.
The autopsy report notes that Jennifer Alfonso, 27, suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Curtis and Katherine Kuehner, had had a history of domestic problems since 2010, according to reports with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, but the couple declined to cooperate with deputies and refused to press charges.
On Monday, Katherine wound up with a black eye and Curtis got a bullet to the head.
A day later she was in jail facing a charge of murder.
By Thursday afternoon, a fund set up to help his parents had already amassed more than $107,000, according to The Associated Press.
"Chris had two lives," said Brock Werdel, a former teammate of Lane. "He had a relationship and life over here but he also had a life in Australia, so we wanted to do our best to give his parents an insight of what his life is like over here."