A Carson man will serve 35 years to life in prison for killing his wife last October after she presented him with divorce papers, authorities said.
Benjamin Christino Ramirez, 69, was sentenced Oct. 1 at the Compton courthouse for killing his wife, 67-year-old Fely Ramirez, prosecutors said.
Ramirez was convicted Sept. 10 of first-degree murder with the allegation that he used a handgun.
Ramirez filed for divorce and showed her husband the paperwork on Oct. 5, 2018, according to a probation report filed in court. The couple had been married for more than 40 years.
According to the report, Ramirez’s nephew went to his aunt’s home to check on her but found her lifeless on a couch with a blanket over her head and her feet on an ottoman.
The nephew then contacted authorities. Under the blanket, deputies discovered that she suffered two bullet wounds to the head ...