Ramirez was convicted in the 2004 fatal stabbing of a father of nine. His Supreme Court win allowed a pastor to lay hands on him during his lethal injection.

— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/10/06/john-henry-ramirez-executed-texas/

He was pronounced dead at 6:41 p.m.

Before he died, he issued a statement.

“I just want to say to the family of Pablo Castro, I appreciate everything that y’all did to try and communicate with me through the Victim’s Advocacy program. I tried to reply back, but there is nothing that I could have said or done that would have helped you.  I have regret and remorse, this is such a heinous act.  I hope this finds you comfort, if this helps you then I am glad.  I hope in some shape or form this helps you find closure.  To my wife, my friends, my son, grasshopper, Dana and homies, I love y’all.  Just know that I fought a good fight, and I am ready to go. I am ready Warden.”

Castro’s son, Aaron, also released a statement quoting Micah 7:18, and added his own thoughts:

Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.”

“That says a lot. God is the only Judge, jury, and verdict in the end for all of us. Who are we to hold hate, anger, and vengeance on our mind. How is a life beautiful and successful, in your own definition, and pure with LOVE and GOD in your heart, mind, body, and soul. Truth is that things have always been in God’s hands. Know how much we allow the hurtful, cold, tragic death and events and people to enter our souls and heart and how we use this to expel even more peace. Love and mindfulness in our lives is up to us. Peace and Love and justice for Pablo G. Castro may his name not be forgotten, and may God have mercy in J.H.R. for it is not up to us. He is receiving his true judgement with our Lord and Savior. The Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end. A Life taken away is not to be celebrated but closure can definitely take place.”


RIP John and Pablo