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5/6/09

Closing arguments set for Thursday morning in Ramirez trial

By Ann Wyatt Little  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Testimony in the child endangerment trial of Gloria Ramirez wrapped up Wednesday afternoon. The 29-year-old is charged with six counts of child endangerment and one count of injury to a child after authorities found her seven children living in filthy conditions in July of 2007. Ramirez' husband, Anthony Moya, is also facing similar charges.

For nearly two days jurors saw photographs from inside the home at 2110 Ave L, but Wednesday they had the chance to hear from one witness what it was like to live inside the walls of that house. Gloria Ramirez' 11-year-old daughter took the stand against her mother and gave jurors a detailed account of what her responsibilities were.

"I just don't think they really cared," said the 11-year-old who left her 5th grade classroom to testify. As the last witness called by the state, she told the court that she did the best she could to feed her brothers and sisters as long as it was something she could fix in the microwave. She spoke of days where her Mom and Step Dad would bring food back to the house only for themselves. She said there were days where she only got to eat once.

She told the court she shared a twin bed with two of her sisters and that the only family members that had sheets on their bed were her parents. She also added that at night she could feel the bugs crawling and had to brush them off. The little girl testified that she tried to keep her room clean.

At the age of nine she had a lot of jobs and told the court her mom "stopped messing with the babies after a while," so she had to mix formula and change diapers. She told the court Gloria Ramirez threatened to kill them if they told anyone about the condition of their home. Later on in her testimony she told the court that on the morning of her mother's miscarriage she was asked by her mom to take the baby wipe box with the fetus and place it inside the refrigerator. She said her mom showed the fetus to all of the children and blamed her miscarriage on her and her siblings because they didn't let her get enough rest.

The defense began its case around 3 p.m. Wednesday. They called several witnesses to the stand to testify to the condition Ramirez is currently in. One witness testified to the help she's receiving through a local church and participates in weekly meetings. An investigator with CPS told the court that during Ramirez' supervised visits she is very attentive to her children and that she has not witnessed any of the prior violations in her current residence.

Ramirez' husband, Anthony Moya, is also facing similar charges. His trial is expected sometime later this month.  Closing arguments will resume in the 137th District Court at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

NewsChannel 11 will continue to follow this trial.

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Day two of emotional testimony in Ramirez Trial
Day two of emotional testimony in the trial of a 29-year-old mother of nine accused of numerous counts of child endangerment. NewsChannel 11's Ann Wyatt Little has been in the courtroom all day and has details on the testimony.

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