POSTED: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 3:29pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
A Brownsville jury has found Brownsville mother, Carla Ramos not guilty of capital murder.
For 39 months, 27-year old, Carla Ramos sat in Cameron County Jail.
Now, she will be set free, after a jury found her not guilty of murder.
After more than three days of deliberating, a jury finally reached an innocent verdict.
Ramos had been accused of participating in the strangulation of 76-year old, Carmen Jacobson, back in January of 2006.
Jacobson was killed in her home, during a robbery, on West Jefferson Street.
Prosecutors say, while the crime was committed, she sat in the backseat of the car with her child.
One of her closest friends, Gail Hanson would go to pray with Ramos at the Jail, and says, she always she she was innocent.
"I'm ecstatic, I can't tell you how happy I am, i've been calling everyone, e-mailing everyone, and i'm so relieved, over-whelmed, I knew she was not guilty."
She says, she respects the jury for taking this trial so seriously.
She's very happy Carla will be able to see her four young kids again.
But now Ramos could be turned over to U.S. Customs and Border Protection because she's been living in the United States illegally.
Hanson says, she's working to get Ramos an immigration lawyer.
36-year old, Alfonso Lucas plead guilty to the crime back in November.
He was sentenced to life in prison.
27-year old, Jose Luis Gutierrez still awaits his trial for his alleged involvement in the murder.