Man fakes his own death to prove ruthless wife had hired a hitman to have him killed

Man fakes his own death to prove ruthless wife had hired a hitman to have him killed

Ramon Sosa was left shocked when learned that his wife Maria 'Lulu' Sosa wanted him dead.

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Ramon Sosa, a former pro boxer, never imagined that he would have to fake his own death to save his life from someone he loved dearly. The Houston, Texas-resident was left shocked when learned that his wife Maria 'Lulu' Sosa wanted him dead. Describing the moment he found out about his partners sinister plans, he said, "Those moments when I first heard that Lulu wanted to have me killed were surreal. The words kind of hung in the air for a split second and when I began to process the message, the words fell into my brain one by one." 

According to The Sun, the couple had been going through a rough patch but Ramon never could have imagined the extent of her hatred towards him. To end his life, Lulu had hired a hitman for £1,500 ($2,063.10), reports Mirror. She would have gotten away with her crime she hadn't appraoched a man named Gustavo for the hit. Unfortunately for her, Gustavo- a former gang member- was friends with Ramon and as soon he became aware of Lulu's cruel intentions, he warned his friend. "From that point on, so many thoughts began crossing my mind! It’s as if my synapses were on rapid fire! And then there was doubt, of course. I didn’t want to believe it at first. After the reality it set in I became angry, sad and confused; a whole mix of emotions, each fighting the other to be the dominant feeling," shared Ramon. 

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Even after knowing his wife's intentions, Ramon chose to stay under the same roof as her to avoid raising any suspicions. "And then it hit me that I still had to live under the same roof with the person planning to have me murdered. Yes, I slept with the enemy and with one eye open, all while trying to act as 'normal' as possible so Lulu would continue with her plan," he said adding that it was the only way to "catch her in the act." When Gustavo went to meet Lulu next time, he hid a microphone under his clothes to record their converstaion. 

The incriminating evidence was then handed over to the local police who still required more evidence to actually charge the wife. Thus, they suggested Ramon to fake his death for a photograph. With the help of the FBI, Texas Rangers in 2015, Ramon lay on the ground and pretended to be dead after being shot on the temple. "I still remember what I was thinking while I was posing for that picture: My kids and my parents; what they were going to think whenever they saw the gruesome images. My daughter Mia still has a hard time looking at that picture. She knows that it’s staged but it reminds her that it could have really happened if Lulu had gotten her way," said the father who had three kids from his previous marriage. 

Next, an undercover agent posing as a hitman showed Lulu the picture of her dead husband. "Lulu [was] laughing when the undercover officer showed her the picture. She had the nerve to ask him if I was really dead or if I was going to get up," recalled Ramon. Now that authorities had evidence, they arrested Lulu. In October 2016 she was jailed her for 20 years after pleading guilty to solicitation of murder at the District Court in Conroe, Texas.


"I never, ever for one moment thought that Lulu would want to kill me," admitted the man. "Our divorce was very difficult and contentious, but at no time did murder of any kind cross my mind. In hindsight I can tell you that she not only wanted to have me murdered, but she had been planning to destroy the life I worked so hard to build for some time," confessed Ramon. Three years after escaping death, Ramon dedicated his life to being a public speaker on behalf of domestic abuse victims. He even released a book recounting the horrendous incident.

"My hope is that my book helps every man and woman that [may] find themselves in an abusive relationship, to find the courage to speak up and seek help," he shared, urging people not to overlook domestic abuse. "Whether it is physical, mental or emotional abuse… please get help, immediately. I was fortunate to live through an abusive relationship. Lulu tried for months to destroy my life. When all her plans didn’t work she decided to have me killed. I have dedicated my life to being a public speaker advocating on behalf of victims of domestic abuse." 

"Men are more reluctant to come forward and report domestic abuse to authorities because of shame, fear, and the stigma attached to men who admit they have been beaten or berated. That’s why I’m using every platform available to me to spread my message to all the men that are victims of domestic abuse. You are not alone," he added. 

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