Man gets life term over Texas bar shooting, 2 die

April 4, 2012 6:19:51 AM PDT
A man convicted in a Texas bar shooting that left his father-in-law and another person dead has been sentenced to life in prison.

Jurors in Galveston on Friday convicted 62-year-old Robert Hernandez Ramos of capital murder of multiple persons. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty, so Ramos was sentenced Monday to an automatic life prison term.

Statements from Ramos indicated he planned the 2010 fatal shooting of 67-year-old Robert Sias Cantu at a Texas City bar. The Galveston County Daily News reports Ramos claimed to be harassed by his estranged wife.

Another patron, ex-Houston police Officer Roger Robinson Sr., was fatally shot trying to apprehend Ramos.

A woman at the bar was wounded. Ramos pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.


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