|Full name||Ray Westman|
|Residence||Pacific Bay, U.S.|
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #8: The Root of All Evil (s2)|
Ray is a 42-year-old former scientist who sports a gray dress shirt with orange stripes and a green necktie with plant drawings engraved within. Ray has green eyes, has dark brown hair with a leaf on top of his scalp, and always carries a set of pliers with a cut on his left hand. He wears a pink "I love plants" pin on his dress shirt and wears a lab coat with a sunflower and a watering can pin on it. He also dons a pair of glasses. It is known that Ray knows gardening and uses lemongrass.
Events of Criminal Case
Ray was called into the investigation when Frank and the player found a gardening tool next to the murder weapon in the primary crime scene. Ray lost that tool a few years ago when he was working on plant experiments, specifically a carnivorous plant he named "Julian". After Pacific Pharma cancelled the project (grounds for Ray's alleged unemployment), Ray opted to take care of the carnivorous plant on his own and even claimed that the human body had chemicals which were beyond the plant's appetite.
Ray demonstrated signs of plant care after Chief Marquez released Hannah from military prison, exonerated of treason charges pressed against her by the military. This caused the team to talk to Ray once again. Ray felt that plants had the right to choose for themselves but Frank had to ask some questions. Ray felt that since his carnivorous plant was the murder weapon, the military endeavored to kill his plant to exact justice so he picketed to protect nature even going far to declare his carnivorous plant as his life's work, causing the team to go back to the crime scene for further investigation--what he told the team at Fort Lafayette was a triggering point as Ray was found to be the perpetrator at the climax of the case.
Ray believed that plants are people, and during his moment of arrest, he admitted that he was not too pleased when Army Lt. Lewis attempted to hurt his beloved carnivorous plant, Julian, including but not limited to destroying the gigantic plant. Ray would go far to keep Julian alive by taking care of the plant, even if he was ordered to leave the plant rotting in the Swamp Forests of Bayou Bleu, so he took care of the plant day by day using the fertilizer formula that was considered his life's work, in spite of the formula being halted due to conflicts between the military and a company called Pacific Pharma. Frank caught Ray lying to the team during the investigation, in which Ray did not mean to kill Lt. Lewis, but unfortunately she was going to make a military arrest for feeding the carnivorous plant, which Ray refused to halt when he realized Nora stared at Ray's plant as she was threatening him. Ray did not want anyone to bother his life's work, so he took advantage of Nora's inattention by snatching her gun away from her, gun-butting her unconscious using the hand gun's hilt, and then poured fertilizer on Nora so the carnivorous plant could eat Nora, killing her with its digestive acid. While Ray thought this was a perfect opportunity to see his experiment shine, Frank did not like this idea and brought Ray to trial.
Although Judge Dante admitted to the court that he had an infatuation for plants, the court determined that Ray had taken things too far by having a carnivorous plant kill an innocent soldier, which was grounds for a 40-year jail sentence for Ray.