Man sentenced to 60 years in 8-liner game room murder
Victim's family confronts Ramon Salazar in court
SAN ANTONIO – A man accused of murdering another man at a mobile home that had been converted to an 8-liner game room was sentenced to 60 years in prison Monday.
Ramon Salazar confessed to shooting and killing Jimmy Nunez while robbing the game room in South Bexar County in January 2016.
The District Attorney’s office reduced the charge against Salazar from capital murder to murder and he accepted a 60-year prison sentence in return.
“Each day that goes by doesn't make anything any easier,” said Diana Nunez, the victim’s wife, as she and her son and daughter confronted Salazar during the sentencing hearing.
Salazar and another man, Gilberto Ivarra, were caught on surveillance camera during the crime.
“You don't understand how much this man meant to me, my brothers, my mom, everyone else,” said Nunez’s daughter.
“To wake up in the morning and not have a father, it's pretty bad especially when you look like him yourself,” said Nunez’s son. “To look in the mirror, it's pretty hard.”
Salazar must serve 30 years of his prison sentence before he is eligible for parole and he must pay restitution to Nunez’s family.
“Mr. Salazar was very remorseful. He wrote his confession on his own,” defense attorney Joel Perez said. “He also confessed to the police."
According to Perez, Ivarra plead guilty in the case and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
“My life died the day you took my husband,” Diana Nunez said. “Each one of us, you took something from each one of us that day.”
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