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Attempted murder charges dropped

Woman who assaulted brother sentenced to 30 days in jail

By Amy H. Peterson - | Jan 13, 2021

Julisisa Ramirez

An Estherville woman who assaulted her brother in May had attempted murder and other felony charges dropped when she pled guilty Monday in an agreement with the Emmet County attorney. Julissa Ramirez, 20, entered a guilty plea for the aggravated misdemeanor of providing false information to authorities, for which Judge Shayne L. Mayer sentenced her to 30 days in the Emmet County Jail.

Ramirez was originally charged May 25 with attempted murder, a Class B felony and assault with intent to inflict serious injury with violation of individual rights, a Class D felony, both of which were dismissed by the court, and willful injury – causing serious injury, a Class C felony, for which Ramirez received a lowering to a D felony and a deferred sentence with a five year prison sentence and a civil penalty of $1,025 suspended, and three years of probation with the Iowa Department of Corrections. A fine of $105 for the aggravated misdemeanor of providing false identification information, which was originally charged as obstructing prosecution or defense was also suspended.

Authorities responded to 315 S. Eighth St. May 25 for an unresponsive man who was cold to the touch. They found the man in a shed on the property and said he appeared to have several injuries. He was transported to Avera Holy Family hospital and later to Sioux Falls. After speaking with witnesses and the survivor, and obtaining a search warrant, police charged Ramirez with the assault, alleging she hit the victim in the head multiple times with different blunt objects.

A no-contact order was issued the next day prohibiting Ramirez from contacting Humberto Castillo.

A mittimus was issued for Ramirez to begin her jail sentence Monday.