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Brother, sister sentenced for Lodi home invasion; neither had criminal past

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Araceli Ramos

Juan Ramos

Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 11:17 am, Tue Aug 23, 2011.

Siblings who committed a home invasion robbery in Lodi last year were sentenced to prison after accepting a guilty plea Monday morning.

Neither the brother nor sister had a criminal record, and the crime has left a defense attorney baffled.

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  • mizzo roberts posted at 6:44 am on Wed, Aug 24, 2011.

    mizzo roberts Posts: 59

    Both of these people are very bad. Yes, I see their name is Ramos. Probably from the Eastside of Lodi.

  • Raymond Cook posted at 12:38 pm on Tue, Aug 23, 2011.

    Raymond Cook Posts: 125

    Women always get a lesser Prison sentence. She is laughing at the Justice System.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:36 pm on Tue, Aug 23, 2011.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Ditto to Mr. Kinderman's comments. There is apparently a lot of information that has not been gathered in this investigation, or at the very least, revealed in this article.

    It would seem that this brother and sister may have known their victim and knew that she had a safe. As Mr. Kinderman stated, this is probably not their first home invasion. Community members are known to not report these types of incidents when they are perpetrated by fellow community members, i.e., in the SE Asian community, for fear of retribution.

  • Robert Chapman posted at 12:29 pm on Tue, Aug 23, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Your home should be a place of safety to the residents. Jerks like these are among the lowest form of scum on earth. Sadly, our tax dollars will now support them. So instead of robbing homeowners, they will be "robbing" taxpayers.

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 10:50 am on Tue, Aug 23, 2011.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2367

    What's so "baffling?" These siblings woke up one day and decided to break into a home, terrorize its occupants, hold them against their will, fired a shot from a gun that further terrorized completely innocent people including young children and then attempted to rob them.

    At 31 and 33, I would find it hard to believe that this was their first offense considering the actions that they took. The fact that they had no criminal record could be that they just weren't caught for previous crimes.

    As far as their sentences are concerned, in spite of all the letters of support submitted to the court, Araceli Ramos should have also received 22 years in prison. After all, she was present when that gun was used; she’s no less guilty than her brother. There’s nothing more insidious than a home invasion; the victims will be affected by these criminals’ actions for a very long time.

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