Illegal alien who was released on probation ‘sexually assaulted elderly woman and then beat her to death in her own home’

Poor guy was just looking for a better life in America.

Daily Mail – by Sophie Jane Evans

A man charged in connection with the rape and fatal bludgeoning of an elderly woman in her own home two weeks ago is an illegal immigrant who was on probation at the time of the brutal attack.

Victor Ramirez, 29, reportedly sexually assaulted and savagely beat Marilyn Pharis, 64, with a hammer after breaking into her Santa Maria, California, home while she was sleeping on July 24.  

The victim – who was also allegedly raped by a second man, 20-year-old Jose Villagomez, during the intrusion – was taken to an area hospital with ‘severe injuries’, where she died eight days later.

Victor Ramirez (pictured in his mug shot), 29,  sexually assaulted and savagely beat 64-year-old Marilyn Pharis with a hammer after breaking into her California home while she was sleeping on July 24, police sayNow, it has emerged that Ramirez is an undocumented, illegal immigrant from Mexico who has been arrested four times in the past two years and was on probation at the time of the alleged break-in.

The suspect had already been charged twice this year with violating the terms of his probation, which he was sentenced to after committing battery against another woman last May, it is said.

But despite his violations – one of which involved the possession of a concealed knife – a Santa Barbara judge ruled that he could go to a substance abuse center instead of jail, Fox reports.

Second suspect: The victim was allegedly raped by a second burglar,  Jose Villagomez, (pictured in his mug shot), 20, during the intrusion two weeks agoMeanwhile, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to issue an immigration detainer that would have forced local officials to hold him for deportation, jail officials told the new station.

Speaking to the Santa Maria Times, the city’s police chief, Ralph Martin, confirmed that Ramirez was living in the country illegally – and had been previously arrested four times for ‘minor crimes’.

In an interview with KEYT, he added that the suspect’s status is not relevant at this time. ‘We have a citizen that lost her life, its serious, when you look at it, we don’t care what the circumstances were, we’re going to do what we need to do to get our facts and bring this individual to justice,’ he said.

‘If extenuating circumstances arise as a result of that – that he’s an undocumented immigrant – then we will let the proper authorities address those issues when they present themselves,’ he added.

Officials were due to hold a press conference on the shocking case on Friday afternoon.

On the morning of July 24, Ramirez and Villagomez allegedly broke into Ms Pharis’s home, while she was sleeping, and beat her with a hammer. The victim apparently put up a ‘violent struggle’.

Villagomez also raped the elderly woman, while Ramirez carried out a horrific sexual assault that caused ‘great injury’ to Ms Pharis, officials said. The pair were later tracked down and arrested.

Ramirez, who speaks little English, was found inside another home in the area, it is reported.

Prior to Ms Pharis’s death last Saturday, Ramirez was charged with attempted murder, first-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon on an elderly person and assault with intent to commit rape, among other counts.

He pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

Villagomez, meanwhile, was charged with sexual assault and attempted murder in the vicious attack, which allegedly occurred at Ms Pharis’s home in North Dejoy Street. According to public records, the victim lived alone.

The suspects’ charges could now be upgraded to murder following Ms Pharis’s passing.

Speaking last week, Ms Pharis’s sister-in-law, Pamela Frame, described the victim as a ‘gentle’ and ‘strong’ woman who had bravely fought back against her alleged attackers.

‘We’re proud of her because she fought back and she fought back enough that the police were able to identify her attacker,’ Ms Frame, who lives in Rochester, New York, told KCOY.

She added that her sister-in-law passed away at Marian Regional Medical Center eight days after the break-in when she suffered a coronary embolism – despite doctors’ efforts to save her.

An autopsy was scheduled to take place on Ms Pharis’s body on Thursday.

The findings could lead to murder charges against both men, and are likely to be mentioned at Friday’s press conference.

Ms Pharis had lived at her home in the 900 block of North Dejoy Street since the 1980s.

She was not married, nor did she have any children, public records appear to show.

The suspects will next appear in court on Thursday.

Martinez’s bail has been set at more than $1million.

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11 thoughts on “Illegal alien who was released on probation ‘sexually assaulted elderly woman and then beat her to death in her own home’

  1. Hanging by the neck until dead is too good. Hanging by the testicles will work, and then when they separate from the body the entrails will follow. Salt the entrails and burn the whole stinking mess. Put on public TV in Mexico for all the beaners to see. Also let the Texas militia run wild and take care of the shit crossing the border. Whee…good to vent.

  2. “The suspects’ charges could now be upgraded to murder following Ms Pharis’s passing.”

    Does it matter? They’ll just be released again anyway.

    Scumbag illegals like this should be shot on sight.

  3. Scumbags are easy to spot. I don’t believe anyone here needs a detailed “scumbag” description. I suffered through 17 scumbag repug’s projectile vomiting last night with all the hogwash and jibberish this republican party can “upchuck” out with their “Field of Disappointment” in the current row of Bums they held up at the podium in the “Dancing with the Stars” final episode. It was really embarrassing to listen to. “And the Democrats can’t find a candidate.”

  4. Wait! He was illegal (meaning he’s not legal to be in this country and has to be deported), yet he was on probation? How do you get probation in a country that you are not legal to be in? I’m confused.

  5. That story while it might be sadly true has every bad-guy good-guy situation available for the totally gullible. Anybody believe that noble U.S. troops raped and murdered innocent civilians today or that the steroid infused domestic force against terror isn’t guilty of the same? Are we legal aliens in Iraq or Yemen or wherever? Someone robbin your home? Shoot the son of a bitch or hang him like you should but you can’t because the gvnment who has a monopoly on legalized violence robs you in the name of protecting you while they rape and murder with impunity and allow anyone else to do the same. Really anyone expecting the cops to do anything but rob you or rape you or kill you is a pathetic son of a bitch. We’ve scared ourselves into forcing freedom overseas that we can’t stand up for it domestically. At least gays can get married now. Whoopi-ding and more power to Kaitlin Jenner. That’s what we got for ten trillion dollars. We’re not free, we’re stupid.

  6. I DETEST constantly hearing these stories……

    I just wanted a peaceful retirement, but, I guess it’s NOT going to happen.

    I guess I’ll have to RAGE until they bury me !!!!

  7. Why are 20 year-old men raping an elderly woman?

    It’s not about sexual gratification; it’s about inflicting torture on an American. These people are here to kill us all, and that becomes apparent in the crimes they commit while they wait for the war to start.

    “….has been arrested four times in the past two years….”

    and there’s no telling how much of this activity he’s gotten away with over the same two years, but with the pigs’ incompetence at actually catching criminals, I’m assuming they were doing this every week.

    We’ve told Washington 100 times that no one wants the wetbacks here, so they’re going to have to be told again, in a language they don’t find nearly as ambiguous.

  8. I hope the family pursues a claim against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and current administration for a wrongful death as a result of not enforcing federal law.

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