COVER: Hailee Saxon, now 13, attempted to resuscitate her father after he was fatally shot June 4, 2014 outside their home near Driftwood. Louis Ramos, 28, was sentenced today to 35 years in state prison for Johnny Lee Saxon’s murder. MERCURY PHOTO by BRAD ROLLINS
This just in from Hays County District Attorney WES MAU via spokesperson LAUREEN CHERNOW:
A Hays County jury today sentenced Louis Anthony Ramos, age 28, to 35 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Institutional Division (and no fine) for one count of Murder; 15 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Institutional Division (and no fine) for one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon; and 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Institutional Division (and no fine) for another count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The sentences will run concurrently.
On Monday, this same jury found Ramos guilty of Murder for shooting to death Johnny Saxon, age 48, and guilty of two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for pointing a gun at and threatening the lives of Saxon’s daughter, age 13, and his mother, age 75, on June 4, 2014.
During the trial’s punishment phase, the jury learned that Ramos had previously been convicted of the felony offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle, for which he was serving probation when he convicted on this crime. The jury also heard from Saxon’s mother, wife, and daughter who all shared what losing their loved one has meant to their family.
Hays County District Attorney Wes Mau offers his congratulations to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, especially lead Detective Brad Doring, and Assistant District Attorneys Ben Moore and John Couch for their hard work in bringing justice to the Saxon family. Mau also commends the entire Saxon family for the courage and strength that they displayed throughout the trial to ensure Ramos pay for his crimes.