A Dallas man who stalked a teenage neighbor was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for shooting the girl’s father. Gabriel Ramirez, 23, pleaded guilty to stalking and aggravated assault after breaking into 17-year-old Christina Trejo’s home in South Dallas and shooting her father three times during the summer of 2013. Prosecutors say Ramirez was never in a relationship with the teen but tried repeatedly to make a connection, including sending her flowers for her birthday.
He also got 11 tattoos of her name across his chest, neck and arms — many of which were decorated with hearts and included her birth date and address. According to what the stalker Ramirez said in court, he regrets the tattoos, which he said were all done while he was under the heavy influence of drugs. He admitted to using cocaine, heroin, marijuana laced with PCP, Xanax, methamphetamine and alcohol on the day he shot the young girl’s father. However, Ramirez went on to send numerous letters professing his love to the young teenager, as well as a letter to her mother and her father from behind bars.