Prosecutors seek life sentence in Lubbock woman’s ‘inhumane’ stabbing death

Courtney Boyd, an assistant Lubbock County district attorney, stood before jurors Tuesday and used her opening statement to prepare them for the gruesome case they were about to hear. She told them that, after hearing the evidence in the case, she was confident they would find the only punishment that would bring justice to the family of a slain 23-year-old woman was a life sentence for her killer, Ruben Ramos III.

“Nothing changes the cruelty of the crime you’re going to see,” she said. “Nothing fixes the inhumane way Nakasha Nolan died.”


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Ramos, 23, on Monday pleaded guilty to murder before jury selection in his trial in the 364th District Court. He faces a punishment of five years to life in

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