Getty ImagesRichard Ramirez during his trial. When Richard Ramirez walked into a convenience store in Los Angeles in August ofhe failed to notice the group of police officers standing in the street or the stacks of newspapers on the racks outside.
He was the youngest of seven children. His childhood was troubled. Richard Ramirez may very well have been influenced into becoming a violent murderer by Mike.
He would show him vivid Polaroids to prove his stories true. He would brag about torturing and killing his Vietnamese enemies. When Richard Ramirez was just thirteen years old, he witnessed his first murder.
Once released, he later moved to Los Angeles. He returned to a life of crime and fancied the high of cocaine.
The brutality of the kill shocked even the police. He did however, kill her roommate, Dayle Okazaki. Ramirez shot her several times and fled. He made victims swear allegiance to Satan, and carved pentagrams into their skin.
He then gouged out her eyes.
The autopsy determined that the mutilations were post-mortem. Ramirez left footprints in the flower beds, which the police photographed and cast. This was virtually the only evidence that the police had at the time.
Bullets found at the scene were matched to those found at previous attacks, and the police realized a serial killer was on the loose. For whatever reason, Richard chose not to kill Jean and she survived the attack. He beat each both of them with a hammer.
Using lipstick, he drew pentagrams on her thighs and on the wall in the bedroom. Blanche survived the attack. The very next day, Ruth Wilson, 41, was bound, raped, and sodomized by the Night Stalker, while her year old son was locked in a closet.
Richard slashed Ruth only once, then bound she and her son together before he finally left. Two had their throats slit, one was beaten to death, and all three had their homes invaded in the process.
On July 5th, Whitney Bennett, age 16, survived being beaten with a tire iron. Two days later, on July 7th, Linda Fortuna, 63, was attacked and Richard Ramirez tried to rape her, but for a second timed failed to complete the deed. On July 20th, he struck twice. In Sun Valley he shot and killed a year-old man, Chitat Assawahem.
His wife Sakima, 29, was beaten and forced to perform oral intercourse. Richard then robbed the couple and left.
Ramirez’ next attack, on 24 August , led to the identification of his stolen car by the victim four days later. After a televised appeal, the car was found, complete with his fingerprints inside, and his criminal record enabled the police to finally put a name to “The Night Stalker”. Night Stalker Richard Ramirez turned 'a shocking shade of green' before his death from liver failure on Friday. Ramirez, 53, spent 24 years on Death Row after a spree of demonic murders in California. Jun 07, · This photo released on Friday June 7, , shows convicted killer Richard Ramirez as seen in this June 15, , photo in San Quentin State Prison in .
Later in the same day a Glendale couple, Maxson Kneiding, 66, and his wife Lela, also 66, were shot and their corpses mutilated. Miraculously, they both survived. Richard had traveled 50 miles south of Los Angeles to Mission Viejo.An in-depth look at the life of serial killer and rapist, Richard Ramirez, dubbed The Night Stalker.
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“, the number of the beast / . Jun 07, · Richard Ramirez-- aka The Night Stalker -- who went on a rape-murder spree in Los Angeles in the mids and terrorized the entire city -- is dead at 53 but we're getting conflicting info on. Dubbed the Night Stalker by the news media, Ramirez was one of the most vicious killers in U.S.
history. Early Life of Richard Ramirez Ricardo Leyva, also known as Richard Ramirez, was born in El Paso, Texas, on February 28, , to Julian and Mercedes Ramirez. Oct 30, · The Night Stalker. Richard Ramirez was an American serial killer who killed at least 14 people and tortured dozens more before being captured in “We’ve all got the power in our hands to kill, but most people are afraid to use it.
Serial killer Richard Ramirez shows a pentagram on his hand in court during his trial in Photograph: AP Richard Ramirez, the US serial killer known as the Night Stalker, who left satanic.