Richard Ramirez

Sitting on California's death row is Richard Ramirez, a.k.a the “Night Stalker.” Ramirez stands out among other serial killers in that his savage rampage took place in such a short period of time. From June 1984 to August 1985, in addition to rapes, kidnappings, sodomy, and burglaries, he killed at least 14 victims.

Ramirez, the youngest of seven, was born in 1960, in El Paso, Texas. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 2 and began his criminal career at the age of 9. By the time he was in eighth grade, he was smoking marijuana, sniffing glue, and was obsessed with satanism and black magic. He was a high school dropout and a loner, and on the streets of Los Angeles, he robbed, ...

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