“That was important. We thought he should look good. He needed to walk out of there with his head held high,” Setmayer said. “When he walked through those doors he was smiling ear to ear. He walked up to Monica, gave her a big hug and said, ‘I love you,’ and she said, ‘I love you, too.’ He hugged David Botsford and then he saw me, said, ‘Tara,’ gave me a big hug and I said, ‘I kept my promise, Nacho.’ ‘You sure did,’ he said. And then we started to cry. Everyone cried tears of joy.”
Much of the rest of their way home was like that — smiles, laughs, tears as they celebrated and Monica, Setmayer and Botsford did interviews. Ramos and Compean may not talk to reporters until their sentences end in March.
Setmayer doesn’t have as much contact with Compean’s family as they’ve preferred to take a more low-key approach throughout, but she said Ramos and Botsford plan to keep up the legal fight to clear his name for as long as they can.