California man convicted of murdering wife after she served him divorce papers
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Benjamin Christino Ramirez, 69, of Carson, pictured in a photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Oct. 6, 2018.

By Nouran Salahieh, KTLA

CARSON, Calif. (KTLA) -- A 69-year-old Carson man was found guilty Tuesday of killing his wife after she served him divorce papers, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.

Benjamin Ramirez, 69, of Carson, was convicted with first-degree murder in the killing of his wife of more than 40 years, authorities said.

The victim, Fely Ramirez, 67, served her husband with the divorce papers at their home on the afternoon of Oct. 5, 2018, and then stayed to talk.

The man then shot her in the chest and head with a handgun and fled, according to the Attorney’s Office.

Her family found her dead at the couple’s home the next day.

Witnesses told deputies at the time that they saw the husband driving away from the home the day of the killing, and he became a person of interest in the case, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release.

Ramirez faces 50 years to life in state prison, according to the DA’s office. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 1 at a Los Angeles court.

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