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Man indicted in Augusta woman's death

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:32 PM
Last updated 8:10 PM
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A man accused of stabbing a woman to death in her Augusta apartment in front of her children has been indicted.

Nathan Mims, 46, of North Augusta, faces charges of murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime in the April 28 slaying of 43-year-old Natty Ortiz-Ramos.

Ortiz-Ramos’ roommate and children told sheriff’s investigators that her screams woke them and they found Mims on top of Ortiz-Ramos, punching her in the face. The children tried to save their mother, they told investigators, but Mims broke free and stabbed her to death.

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Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 07/16/14 - 02:03 pm
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Execute him. Do the trial

Execute him. Do the trial thing. Wonder if the DA has guts enough to go for the death penalty. I'm betting NOT. She is not near as hard on crime, as she said she was during the election cycle.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 07/16/14 - 04:27 pm
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MARINERMAN1
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They never are! This guy will get life maybe and be out in 10-15 years.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/16/14 - 05:00 pm
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MM

I think sometimes it comes down to money whether they admit it or not. DP trials are terribly expensive for the taxpayers, and if they can plea it down to life at minimal expense, they will go for it if the victim is a nobody or the crime wasn't particularly heinous/notorious.

anotherlook
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anotherlook 07/16/14 - 06:05 pm
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Given the circumstances...

I hope the victim's family was provided counseling services to help them with their trauma and grief.

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