Relatives of two cousins believed murdered by Ramon Hernandez did not get the deathbed confession they hoped to hear at his execution Wednesday night.
“He simply expressed his sorrow for all the pain he was putting everyone through and told his brother that he loved him,” said Jason Clark, TDCJ spokesman.
Hernandez was put to death for the 2001 rape and murder of Rosa Rosada.
He was linked to the 1994 rape, kidnapping and murder of Sarah Gonzalez and Priscilla Almares. Even though Texas Rangers were available to take his statement, relatives of the girls hoped he would address their killings in their presence.
“We were very disappointed,” said Brenda Ayala, sister of Priscilla Almares. “We thought that maybe, finally, before he was put to death, that he was going to at least apologize, but he didn’t seem to have any remorse.”
It’s not clear if Hernandez spoke to Texas Rangers. If he did, that information would be forwarded to San Antonio police.