Women slain in Border Patrol case endured trying lives

  • Maria Cristina Benevidez holds a photograph of her daughter, Melissa Ramirez, at her home in Rio Bravo, Texas. Ramirez is one of four women authorities say were killed by a Border Patrol supervisor. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Janelle Ortiz dreamed of becoming famous. Melissa Ramirez imagined a day when the street wasn’t home and drugs not her preoccupation. Claudine Luera just ached to see her children do better than she had.