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Primera Man Sentenced in Harlingen Murder Case

3 years 7 months 6 days ago Saturday, January 07 2017 Jan 7, 2017 January 07, 2017 2:37 PM January 07, 2017 in News

BROWNSVILLE - A Cameron County jury sentenced a man convicted of a 2016 murder in Harlingen. Gregorio Ramirez was ordered to serve 40 years for murder and 20 years for arson of a vehicle. The sentences will run concurrently.

The victim, 33-year-old Houston resident Jose Filberto Casillas, was found nearly a year ago in a Harlingen canal. He was shot at least once. A burning truck was found near the scene earlier.

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In a press release, the Cameron County District Attorney's Office stated, "The murder of Mr. Casillas was a heinous crime and the burning of a vehicle to conceal the evidence of his murder devious."

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