Ramon Sosa, a former pro boxer, pretend to be dead for 48-hours after learning that his beloved wife, Maria 'Lulu' Sosa, had hired a hitman to kill him.
Back in 2015, Ramon Sosa, a former pro boxer, was forced to fake his own death in order to stay alive. According to The Sun, the 50-year-old from Houston, Texas, was in a state of shock after learning that his wife, Maria 'Lulu' Sosa. wanted him dead. Describing the moment when he first learned about his wife's ruthless plan, 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."
Ramon and Lulu were going through a rough patch in their marriage but little did he know the extent of her hate she harbored for him. Lulu's plan to kill was in place and she might have gotten away with it if she hadn't approached a guy named Gustavo to organize a hit. Unfortunately for her, Gustavo was friends with Ramon, who immediately informed him of her cruel intentions. "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.
Despite Lulu's true colors, Ramon decided to stay under the same roof to avoid 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. Keep in mind, that was the only way we could catch her in the act," he said. During their next meeting, Gustavo hid a microphone under his clothes and recorded the conversation he had with Lulu before handing over the incriminating evidence to the local police.
However, the officials required more evidence to charge his wife and thus suggested that Ramon pretend to be dead for a photograph. With the help of the FBI, Texas Rangers, he posed for a photograph that showed he had been shot through 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 Ramon who had three kids from his previous marriage.
An undercover agent who posed as a hitman showed Lulu the pictures 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," revealed Ramon. Finally, Lulu was arrested and jailed for 20 years in October 2016, 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. Our divorce was very difficult and contentious, but at no time did murder of any kind cross my mind. n 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.
Today, three years after escaping the horrendous fate, Ramon has dedicated his life to being a public speaker on behalf of domestic abuse victims. He even released a book recounting his story and said, "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." Requesting people not to overlook domestic abuse, he continued, "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," he added. "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."