By Juan Soto
The Jamaica man who killed his wife and his two infant daughters was sentenced to 45 years in prison by a Queens judge.
Miguel Mejía-Ramos admitted to stabbing Deisy García, 21, and his baby girls, Daniela, 2, and Yoselin, 1, in January in their Jamaica home, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
“Hopefully, (the sentence) will bring some degree of closure to the family of the victims,” Brown said. “He has accepted his fate that he will quite likely spend the rest of his days in prison and never see the light of day again.”
The defendant pleaded guilty Oct. 10 to three counts of first-degree manslaughter.
Mejía-Ramos, 29, wearing an orange jumpsuit in the Queens courtroom, asked for forgiveness moments before he received the 45-year sentence.
Two days after the senseless killings, he was arrested when he was attempting to flee to México, Brown said.
In statements to investigators, Mejía-Ramos said he had been drinking and went on a rampage when he saw a photo of his wife with another man on her cell phone.
The district attorney said Mejía-Ramos grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the three members of his family.
“Justice has been swift and it has been certain,” Brown said. “The case against the defendant is now over.”