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Defendant Convicted for Stabbing Roommate to Death

DATE:  November 2, 2015

CASE:  Aaron Lee Ramzy

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Valerie Brown, Homicide Unit

Twenty-four-year-old Aaron Lee Ramzy was convicted by jury of first-degree murder.  The jury also found true a personal use of a deadly weapon allegation.

The victim, 23-year-old Zachary Kane, shared an apartment with three other young adults, one of whom was Ramzy’s sister.  The roommates agreed to let Ramzy stay with them when he became homeless.  On February 23, 2015, Ramzy stabbed the victim more than 18 times as the victim sat in a chair watching movies with friends.

Prior to the murder, Ramzy exchanged text messages with his ex-girlfriend stating his intent to kill the victim.  The victim’s three roommates testified that there had been no altercations or disagreements between the two leading up to the murder.

Ramzy face a sentence of 26 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for December 17, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 29 before the Honorable Timothy Frawley.


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