Edwin Ramos, the man convicted earlier this month of the murder of a father and his two sons in San Francisco in 2008 is set to be sentenced Monday.
Ramos, 25, an alleged MS-13 gang member, was convicted on May 9 of three counts of first-degree murder in connection with the June 22, 2008 shooting of Anthony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16 in the city’s Excelsior District. The charges carried special circumstances including gang enhancements, that there were multiple murders, and that the murders were willful and premeditated.
The jury deadlocked, however, on whether Ramos actually fired the fatal shots. He had testified during the trial that he was driving his car from which another man, Wilfredo “Flaco” Reyes, shot the Bolognas.
The jury also deadlocked on a count of conspiracy to commit murder. Those counts were dismissed by the prosecution.
Ramos was also convicted of attempted murder because another son, Andrew Bologna, was also in the family’s car but escaped injury in the shooting. Andrew testified during the trial that Ramos was the shooter and the only person he saw in the car.
The deaths of the Bolognas gained national attention because of San Francisco’s sanctuary policy, which shielded undocumented juveniles suspected of crimes from being reported to federal immigration agents.
Ramos, who remained in the U.S. on an expired visa from El Salvador, was never reported to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials despite multiple contacts with police as a juvenile.
Ramos is scheduled to be sentenced in San Francisco Superior Court at 9:30 a.m. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Sara Gaiser/Dan McMenamin, Bay City News