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Farm Worker Charged With Attempted Murder

Jorge Alfonso Ramirez, 33, a migrant farm worker has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly firing a co-worker last Friday night. Monday, Ramirez was arraigned in Jefferson County Circuit Court on one charge of attempted murder. In a published report, Sheriff Jim Adkins says Ramirez found out about some alleged inappropriate advantages from a co-worker on his wife and overreacted, chasing him and shot at him. The investigation is continuing and law enforcement are looking at potential crimes against other victims.  Ramirez’ bail is set at $150,000; he's been placed on "hold" by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

 

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