Illegal Alien on Probation Beats a Woman to Death with a Hammer then Rapes her During Home Invasion

Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, an illegal alien who broke into 64-year-old Marilyn Pharis’s home, raped her and savagely beat her with a hammer, had been arrested four times by Santa Maria police in California — and was on probation at the time of his arrest.

Police say Ramirez broke into Pharis’s home on July 24, raped her and beat her with a claw hammer, leaving her for dead before trying to break into another home Breitbart reported.

Ramirez pled not guilty on Friday to charges of “attempted murder, first-degree burglary with person present, assault with intent to commit rape, sexual penetration by foreign object and resisting a peace officer,” according to HNGN.

He also faces special allegations: “the use of a deadly weapon in a sex offense, causing great bodily injury in a sex offense, assault with a deadly weapon on an elderly person and a violent crime against a vulnerable victim,” according to the Santa Maria Times.

Marilyn Pharis died Saturday eight days after she was attacked with a hammer and sexually assaulted in her Santa Maria home, and authorities are weighing whether her alleged assailant, already charged with attempted murder, will face additional charges.

The day before he murdered Marilyn, Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, the 29-year-old undocumented immigrant, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, first-degree burglary with person present, assault with intent to commit rape, sexual penetration by foreign object and resisting a peace officer.

He is also facing a variety of special allegations, including use of a deadly weapon in a sex offense, causing great bodily injury in a sex offense, assault with a deadly weapon on an elderly person and a violent crime against a vulnerable victim.

Martin said that the Police Department and the District Attorney will hold a joint press conference at 1 p.m. Friday.

“We have a good idea of where we’re at, but we want medical confirmation,” he said.

Ramirez is due in court again Aug. 13 for a preliminary hearing setting. He was assisted by a Spanish interpreter at his last appearance.

Ramirez is represented by Deputy Public Defender Lori Pedego, who asked last week that her client be seen by mental health staff in County Jail.

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