Mexican man who killed wife, 2 children set to die in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a Mexican citizen set to be executed in Texas for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children say his life should be spared because he’s a “bipolar, brain-injured” person who was severely abused as a child.

Roberto Moreno Ramos is scheduled to die Wednesday evening for the 1992 South Texas slayings of his family members, whose bodies were found buried underneath the bathroom floor of their home.

Ramos’ attorney says his trial lawyers failed to present any evidence about his mental illness and abusive childhood that could have persuaded jurors to spare his life.

Two appeals courts and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles have already turned down the 64-year-old inmate’s request to stop his execution.

Mexican officials also say Ramos’ execution should be stopped.