Wife of home invasion victim: "Don't open your door for anybody"

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Wife of home invasion victim: "Don't open your door for anybody"

By Jacqui Heinrich. CREATED Jul 30, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- More details have been released about Tuesday's deadly carjacking turned home invasion and homicide.

Police said Natasha Jackson and her partner, Cody Winters, were behind the violence.

Natasha Jackson has a rap sheet in Clark County; two of her arrests were for battery. Police said she's the one who stabbed Julie Ramos with a screwdriver, while Winters fought her husband who died after being shot.

"I don't know if we were randomly picked. I don't know the people," said Julie Ramos.

She's still trying to come to grips with the fact that her husband Richard was shot and killed in front of their children Tuesday. She doesn't know why Jackson and Winters chose her house to start their violent spree.

It all began when police said the pair carjacked a Nevada Department of Transportation worker.

It appears the houses were chosen at random. The police report said Jackson and Winters told the driver to go to a different address, but he was not able to make the first turn so he took his first left onto Rollingwood Drive. They walked to Julie's house and requested to use the telephone.

"I'm telling everybody, whoever's watching, don't open the door for anybody. I don't care if it's a crying baby. You can't trust anybody. This is how this ugly world is."

Inside things quickly turned violent, "My husband saved my family. He fought for my family. He fought until the bitter end."

Julie and her three kids got out, but not unscathed, "I have stab wounds in my neck, in my shoulder."

Jackson and Winters didn't stop there. Police said when they couldn't get into the house next door, they jumped the fence and went to an abandoned home. That's where Jackson posed as a hostage before she ran out to police. Cody stayed and jumped out of a side window, before he jumped over the fence to the next door home where he shot the tenant's girlfriend.

Police shot and killed Winters there, while he held the shot woman hostage. She is still in critical condition and Julie said that could've been her, "I'm scared. I don't want to be here anymore by myself. I'm scared to death. I'm just letting everybody know you should be scared too."

The Ramos family does have an account set up, since the family is struggling financially to come up with burial costs. If you'd like to help out, head to any Chase Bank and mention the Richard Ramos Donation Account: 3026062744.

The family has also set up a memorial page on Facebook.

Jacqui Heinrich

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Jacqui Heinrich is currently an Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter for Action News.