Thursday, March 7, 2013
Lightning struck twice
Self defense claims fails after second boyfriend slaying
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News
The first time Beatrice Ann Ibanez stabbed a boyfriend to death, in 1996, the charges were dropped due to her claims of self-defense.
The criminal justice system wasn't as sympathetic to her Wednesday.
“I would have thought one dead body in your history would have kept you out of the courtroom,” state District Judge Sid Harle told the Von Ormy resident as he sentenced her to 30 years in prison for the September 2011 murder of Alfredo Ramirez, 46, then her boyfriend, who was stabbed in the heart.
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