Jamaica man sentenced to 45 years for killing wife and daughters: DA

By Juan Soto

The Jamaica man who killed his wife and his two infant daughters was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Miguel Mejía-Ramos admitted he stabbed to death his wife and 2-year and 1-year-old daughters in January at their Jamaica home.

“Hopefully, today’s sentence will bring some degree of closure to the family of the victims,” Brown said. “He [Mejía-Ramos] 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, was arrested in Texas while attempting to flee to México days after the killings, Brown said. In statements to investigators, he said that 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 knife and stabbed the three members of his family.