- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio man who drank gasoline and set himself on fire after stepping in front of a truck has been convicted of aggravated murder for killing the mother of his three children.

Northeast Ohio Media Group (https://bit.ly/1E4DuNK ) reports attorneys for 29-year-old Hugo Ramos argued at trial that Ramos is mentally ill. A jury convicted him Wednesday for the fatal stabbing last year of 25-year-old Glorimar Ramos-Perez in Cleveland.

Authorities say Ramos drove off with the children after the slaying. He then pulled to the side of a highway and stepped in front of a truck. He got up, doused his clothing with gasoline and lighted himself on fire. A passer-by extinguished the flames.

Ramos testified he tried to hang himself earlier that day but the basement ceiling was too low.

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