Railway Suspect Admits Burglary
Jul. 14, 1999
HOUSTON (AP) _ Rafael Resendez-Ramirez, suspected in a terrifying series of killings along railways in three states, admitted today he was guilty of a burglary in one of the slayings and indicated he is willing to cooperate with authorities.
State District Judge William Harmon told Resendez-Ramirez of the burglary charge and asked if he had any questions. The 38-year-old replied through a translator: ``Can all this be done very quickly so I can say I am guilty?''
The hearing was to set bond and assign Resendez-Ramirez an attorney, so the admission of guilt was not an official plea, prosecutors said.
Resendez-Ramirez, who told Harmon his real name is Angel Maturino Resendez, stood before the judge in handcuffs and an orange jail jumpsuit.