By the point he handed away in 2013, serial killer Richard Ramirez, broadly often called the Night time Stalker, was linked to 14 ugly murders throughout California. Together with Ted Bundy and different murderers, he is now a part of Netflix’s unique true-crime library in a restricted collection known as Night time Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer, which remembers the investigation to trace him down. Whereas Ramirez is related to over a dozen recognized deaths, we could by no means know the true extent of his killing spree within the ’80s.
Ramirez did not have a constant sample of attacking folks, aside from the truth that he struck in the course of the night time by getting into unlocked doorways and home windows. Utilizing knives, guns, and more, he brutally assaulted and murdered folks, usually raping and burglarizing them as effectively. After his assaults, Ramirez, a satan worshiper, sometimes left Satanic symbols at his crime scenes. Most of Ramirez’s Night time Stalker killings occurred in 1985, however his first well-known murder (a minimum of by his trial) came about a 12 months earlier than.
On June 28, 1984, Ramirez murdered 79-year-old Jennie Vincow throughout a housebreaking at her residence in Glassell Park, stabbing her repeatedly and slashing her throat to the purpose of just about decapitating her. His reign of terror ramped up in Los Angeles and San Francisco through the spring and summer season of 1985. On March 17, 1985, he attacked Maria Hernandez (who narrowly survived) and fatally shot her 34-year-old roommate Dayle Okazaki within the brow. The Night time Stalker’s assaults would acquire momentum till he was caught on Aug. 31, 1985, by an offended mob. In line with detectives, it is very probably that Ramirez did not depart a virtually one-year hole between 1984 and 1985.
In 1989, Ramirez was discovered guilty of 13 murders along with dozens of different prices of tried homicide, sexual assault, and housebreaking for a complete of 43 counts. In 2009, investigators related Ramirez with the 1984 rape and dying of a 9-year-old girl named Mei Leung in San Francisco. Ramirez died at the age of 53 in 2013 whereas on dying row at San Quentin State Jail. We’ll by no means know for certain what number of of his victims are on the market, nevertheless it’s resoundingly clear that he left a lethal legacy of horrific deaths.