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Beverly Hills News

Serial Killer Richard Ramirez Dies
Posted by Camille Sarabia on Jun 13, 2013 - 8:20:49 AM

BEVERLY HILLS—Richard Ramirez, known under the name the “Night Stalker” passed away on Friday, June 7.

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Richard Ramirez

 

Ramirez is the renowned serial killer known for leaving satanic symbols at the sites of his murder scenes near his mutilated victim’s bodies.  During the 1980s, he raped and tortured more than 25 victims and killed over a dozen people in their homes. 

 

After a two-year spree, Ramirez was sent to trial, through which he was convicted of 13 murders and received the death penalty. He had a signature way of killing that led to his capture on August 29, 1985. Because of the spread of his attacks regionally, the court had jurisdiction issues, but three years after his capture the case began. 

 

His case continued for a year during which he gained avid satanic followers and supporters, one of them was his future wife Doreen Lioy. Lioy was a freelance magazine journalist and English major. She would visit Ramirez during his time in prison, but he also received admirable letters from other women as well. She could not be found when Ramirez died on Friday. 

 

On September 20, 1989, a jury unanimously decided to convict Ramirez on 43 counts: 13 murder charges , five attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglary charges.

 

During his conviction, Ramirez uttered the famous quote, “No big deal. Death always comes with the territory. I'll see you in Disneyland.” He was later sent to the San Quentin prison in California.  

 

After 23 years on death row, Ramirez was taken from San Quentin to a nearby hospital where he was said to have died of liver failure.  Specific facts regarding his death are unknown because of federal privacy laws.  Ramirez was 53 at the time of his passing.



 

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