A man who decided to fake his own murder after his wife hired a hitman to kill him reveals how she “ laughed like a lottery winner ” when she thought her plot had succeeded.
Ramon Sosa, 55, of Houston, Texas, appeared on This Morning Wednesday to discuss how he thwarted the bizarre 2016 plan to get him out of the way – admitting he wouldn’t be surprised if Netflix called for a want to make a series about him. life.
He told the day show presenters Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield how he worked with police in Houston, Texas, to catch his Mexican wife Lulu after offering a former client of her husband’s $ 2,000 to kill him.
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Ramon Sosa, from Houston, faked his own death in 2016 to put his Mexican wife Lulu behind bars after plotting to have him killed when their relationship turned sour
Boxing coach Ramon Sosa staged his own murder and posed for this photo of his ‘corpse’ after working with the FBI to trap Lulu
When he appeared on This Morning, he told hosts Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield that he had found love again, but he still felt sad that the relationship ended as it was, saying, ‘I thought we’d spend the rest of our lives together. would spend ‘
The complicated sting to catch her involved Sosa, a boxing coach who runs his own gym and fakes his own brutal murder, complete with photos of him lying in a ditch with an apparent bullet through his head.
Lola, who is from Mexico City but was granted US citizenship in 2013 after marrying Sosa, is currently serving a 20-year sentence for attempted murder.
Ramos told the show that his mother-in-law gave him a chilling warning about her daughter the day they got married on March 15, 2010.
In a video call from Houston, he told the hosts, “We met at a Houston salsa club and danced all night. She treated me like a king while we were dating, she was a great person.
“The first red flag in my relationship with Lulu was on our wedding day when her mom walked up to me and whispered,” Now she’s your problem. ” I was in shock but happy to be married. ‘
‘Red flag’ came at their wedding when mother-in-law told him ‘Now she’s your problem,’ Sosa told the daytime show on Wednesday
Lulu admitted to an assassination attempt and was sentenced to 20 years in prison in October 2016
Problems arose for a number of years when Lulu, a mother of two, sided with her eldest son in arguments.
‘Her son wanted to be the man in the house. I said to him, “As long as you live under my house, as long as I put food on the table, there is only one man in the house” but Lulu always took his side. ‘
Sosa told the show how he got wind of a plot to kill him after his friend, an ex-gang member named ‘Gustavo’, revealed she planned to hire him to put a bullet in the head.
“He was like a third son to me and agreed to record their meetings,” he explained, before the couple took their evidence to the police.
As part of their plan to capture her, he staged a photo where he posed in a grave with a fake bullet hole in his head to make it look like he had been murdered.
With the support of the FBI, Texas Rangers painted bloody makeup on Sosa to make it look like he had been shot through the temple.
Then they took him to the Texas desert and buried him in a shallow grave that they had already dug. Then he went underground for three days, leaving family and friends with the idea that he was missing.
The photo was shown to Lulu by an undercover FBI agent. She laughed when she saw them and was then arrested.
Sosa said he was’ sad ‘to see her imprisoned for the crimes, saying,’ It was very sad, I have so much anger but so much sadness. We were once in love – I thought I would be with her for the rest of my life. ‘
At the time Lulu was arrested by the police shortly after the fake photos were shown to her that appeared to document that her plot had worked
Sosa worked with the FBI to get this photo. They drove to the Texas desert where he lay in a shallow grave
“I noticed that I still had to live under the same roof with the person who planned to have me killed.
“I slept with the enemy and one eye open, trying to be as ‘normal’ as possible” so that Lulu would continue with her plan … it was the only way to catch her in the act, “he said. The sun.
About staging the photo, he said, “It was horrifying. Absolutely and indescribably horrifying.
‘That photo still reflects one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. The thought of me lying in a shallow grave in my underwear with a bullet hole through my temple is baffling. ‘
Sosa said that while their marriage and divorce were “difficult,” he “never, ever for a moment” thought she would try to get him killed.
Police officers painted Mr. Sosa with bloody makeup to make it look like he was shot
Sosa told the show that they had been a close couple in the early years of their relationship, saying, ‘She treated me like a king while we were dating, she was a great person’
“In retrospect, I can tell you that not only did she want me killed, but she also planned to destroy the life I worked so hard for for a while.
“After receiving all the evidence the Lulu authorities collected, I can honestly say that I am very lucky to be alive.”
He has now released a book – I Walked On My Own Grave – to try to encourage other men to come forward and share their stories as victims of domestic violence.
“Be it physical, mental, or emotional abuse… please seek immediate help.
‘I was lucky to be in an abusive relationship. Lulu tried to destroy my life for months.
When all her plans didn’t work, she decided to have me killed. I have dedicated my life to being a public speaker advocating for victims of domestic violence, ”he said.
Lulu pleaded guilty to assassination charges in Conroe, Texas, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison in October 2016.