HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has handed down a 28-year prison sentence to a boy who was 14 when he raped, beat and robbed a 64-year-old woman after breaking into her home.
Now 15, Alexis Ramirez sobbed today during his sentencing hearing before Butler County Common Pleas Judge Keith Spaeth in Hamilton, outside Cincinnati.
The Hamilton Journal News reports Ramirez told the judge he hates himself and that people have every right to look at him as a monster.
Authorities say Ramirez had a pellet rifle when he attacked the woman in her Liberty Township home in January and forced her to drive to an ATM machine for money. She told the judge she offered Ramirez a diamond ring and a credit card and he still raped her.
The teen is not a U.S. citizen and faces deportation to Mexico after his release.