March 12, 1996
My name is Richard Kent Lemmon,
Sr. Please call me Rick. I am 40 years old. My
twin brother, Ronald Brent Lemmon, nicknamed "Ron", was
brutally murdered in Houston at his home on May 30, 1995. My
first birthday without my twin is tomorrow. I love and miss
him so very much. I still cry my eyes out every day. Ron
was the perfect living example of "unconditional love" for
myself and my entire family. We were born by cesarean section,
one minute apart. He had his legs around my neck and my legs
were around his neck. We were holding on to each other for
dear life and could not be delivered naturally. I will always
love my twin brother. Everyone imaginable tells me that Ron is
in Heaven and I agree. Ron loved God and I know he is with God
I am a Certified Public
Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. I work for a major
oil company and hold the position of Senior Auditor. When Ron
was murdered, I was on an assignment in Angola, Africa.
Ron had been house-sitting at
my home over the weekend while my wife and son were out of town
visiting relatives. He had arrived back at his home Monday
afternoon in time to take his roommate to the airport for a business
flight to Siberia, Russia. After arriving back at his own
home, the details become controversial. Our family believes
Ron watched a Houston Rockets playoff game and had some mixed
drinks. He was a big Rockets fan.
Three young men, 21 years and
younger, entered Ron's home. Ron did not know them.
(They claim they were invited by Ron for a drink; I do not believe
this at all. Why would a 40 year old man invite a 21 year old
or younger men into his home? This is totally out of line with
Ron's character.) While Ron's back was turned, one of the men
beat Ron with a baseball bat, multiple times in the back of his
head. This incapacitated Ron on the living room floor in a
pool of blood. The two eyewitnesses fled Ron's house. One of
the eyewitnesses (according to his statement) subsequently came back
to Ron's house and found the murderer ransacking Ron's house,
stealing his belongings. When the eyewitness entered Ron's
house, he and the murderer heard Ron moan. The murderer again picked
up the baseball bat and beat Ron multiple times until he had
one-half of a head left. The eyewitness claims he left Ron's
home after retrieving a tequila bottle with his fingerprints on it.
No one came to Ron's aid. His body was found by police 10 and
a half hours later.
What we did not know at the
time is sickening. The eyewitness who claimed he retrieved a
tequila bottle has been charged with the capital murder of another
man which occurred approximately one month earlier. The other
eyewitness has been implicated in three capital murders. Both
Ron's murderer and the eyewitness charged with the other capital
murder are currently in the Harris County (Texas) jail awaiting
trials. The eyewitness implicated in the three capital murders
gets to "walk free" because he is the
"Squealer", telling about Ron's murder and the other
capital murder involving the eyewitness.
Although I know my brother was
set up by these three SCUM, only the murderer has been charged
because there is no proof the eyewitnesses were accessories to Ron's
murder. The District Attorney told me the eyewitness who
witnessed Ron's second beating tried to explain why his fingerprints
were in Ron's bedroom; on Ron's filing cabinet and dresser. He
said he was trying to locate a bathroom in Ron's house (before the
murder). Why didn't he ask Ron directions to the bathroom if
Ron was still alive when he was looking for it, or was he actually
ransacking the house with the murderer? (Ed. note: He was looking in
the filing cabinet and the dresser for the toilet?)
Angola, Africa is six hours
ahead of Central Standard Time. At approximately 4:30am,
Angola time, or 10:30pm CST, I experienced excruciating pain in my
upper abdominal area. I had been told I would probably get
sick during my stay in Angola from the food and filth, but when I
woke up I was just doubled up in pain. I was confused.
Was I intensely sick or what? I thought of my family but I did not
have focused thoughts of Ron, just everyone. This pain
continued for approximately 4 hours and finally subsided.
I now know that Ron survived the beating for this period of time.
Due to no one coming to Ron's aid for 10 and a half hours and then
the police finding his body, it was not until Tuesday evening,
Angola time, that I called my wife at an appointed time only to find
out that a body had been discovered at Ron's residence. My
younger brother and Father had gone to the morgue to identify the
body. Shortly thereafter, my boss informed me that it was indeed
Ron. I screamed in pain!! I knew what I had felt.
A part of me was leaving me. Here I was in "harm's
way" and my Twin Brother, who was "safe" at home had
been brutally murdered. My Loving Twin Brother. It did
not seem real. I still cannot believe it could happen.
It took me 22 and a half hours of almost non-stop flying to get home
to Houston. I called my Father on his birthday, May 31st, from
Paris. I cried and so did he. At the time my plane
touched down in Houston, the killer had just been apprehended,
jailed and charged with capital murder. I have tried to be
strong for my family and not be an emotional basket case. I
pray a lot.
The trial is set to start April
8, 1996. I pray for righteous justice. What a
nightmare! When will I wake up?
Ron's murderer was tried and
convicted of capital murder. He received "Life" (40
years before possibility of parole) for his brutal crime. Our
family strongly feels he should have received "Death Without
Appeals". At the trial, eyewitnesses testified of his
bragging about the murder and robbery of my Twin.
Ron was a GOOD MAN and Ron's
murderer was SCUM of the Earth.
Ron's murderer had been
sentenced to "boot camp" for a previous felony crime (auto
theft and running from police) but there was not room for him there.
His punishment for this crime was paying a monthly fee to the
probation department. During the time he should have been there,
receiving help, he murdered my Twin.
Our family wishes to thank the
good people of Justice For All and Parents of Murdered
Children who gave of their time to assist us as victims, educate
us on the "criminal" justice system and show us how we
could help make a difference with legislative reform of obviously
idiotic laws which enable repeat offenders to be set free to do harm
to good citizens.
Our family prays that others
will see the light regarding what is happening within the criminal
justice system and join and support Justice For All in the
Good Cause because when the police leave you and you do not know
where to turn, these people will help.