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    CA - RICHARD RAMIREZ, Night Stalker, 1980's

    First time posting, not sure if I did it correctly.

    http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/07/547...d-ramirez.html

    Calif. serial killer Richard Ramirez dies
    Published: Friday, Jun. 7, 2013 - 9:38 am
    Last Modified: Friday, Jun. 7, 2013 - 9:53 am

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    LOS ANGELES -- California corrections officials say convicted serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the Night Stalker, has died.
    San Quentin State Prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson says Ramirez died Friday morning. He had recently been taken from death row to a hospital.
    Ramirez was convicted of 13 murders that terrorized Southern California in 1984 and '85, and sentenced to death.

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    I posted this in the "The Original Night Stalker" thread, but I take it that thread refers to the 'other' Night Stalker (confusing case), so I was going to make a thread like this as well. Thanks! (I can't seem to find a dedicated thread for this particular guy, maybe it's just very inactive--I only paged back to 2006 in my search.)
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    Richard Ramirez Dead: Serial Killer Known As The 'Night Stalker" Dies In California Hospital

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3403785.html
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    Good to hear. Isn't this the guy that all the neighbors apprehended?

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    I just came here to see if this was already posted.

    I'm not sad. More evil removed from the earth.

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    Jebus. I know nothing about this case other than the name, but (wikipedia):

    As a child, Ramirez was influenced by his cousin, Mike, a Special Forces veteran who boasted of his gruesome exploits during the Vietnam War and showed him Polaroid pictures of his victims.[12] These included pictures of Mike raping a Vietnamese woman. The last picture of that series showed Mike posing with the woman's severed head.[13] Ramirez was present the night Mike shot and killed his wife, and her blood spattered on Ramirez's face.[citation needed] Ramirez was 13 years old at the time. After the murder, his behavior changed dramatically; he dropped out of school, began using drugs, and adopted odd sleeping habits.[14]

    I know nature vs. nurture is constantly debated here at WS in the making of a killer, but jebus. Definitely some 'nurture' problems here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STEADFAST View Post
    Good to hear. Isn't this the guy that all the neighbors apprehended?

    He had left town and was returning on a grayhound bus. He wasn't aware that upon his absence, they'd id'd him and his photo was on the front page of every paper in the state.

    When he stepped off the bus and was walking, he was recognized by someone and he began persuing him, joined by everyone within earshot, because the man chasing him was yelling, 'That's him! That's the night stalker!'

    I'm not sure of the exact sequence or words spoken, but it was something like that. By the time LE had arrived, the crowd had caught up to him and were beating the carp outta' him, before LE had to stop them.

    At the time of his reign of terror, I'd moved out of California for a few years, but feared for my friends and family, as they lived within his killing area. Growing up and to the end, my mom always slept with her windows open and often times the door wasn't even locked. As a matter of fact, I don't even remember if we ever had a lock for our front door. (That would never do in this time though, no locks )

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    I'm glad he's gone. He should have been executed long ago. Now taxpayers no longer have to support him and there is no chance of his escape.

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    Another one bites the dust.




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    Sigh. A much more humane death than his victims. Glad he is no longer alive...he was among the sickest of the sick. And even somehow got married while on DR...don't know who would marry a serial RAPIST. Geez. Well...he is no longer sucking CA tax dollars into his care and housing and food. Good riddance.
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    I sure do remember the Night Stalker days. Quite a story! Random killings in LA and then suddenly in San Francisco! No victim type either.

    Was he still married to the same woman? The 40 year old virgin or whatever she claimed to be that married him in prison?

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    I was living in So. Calif. when he was on the loose. It was extremely frightening!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimster View Post
    I was living in So. Calif. when he was on the loose. It was extremely frightening!
    Yeah it freaked people all over the state out. I was in Northern Calif, about an hour away from San Francisco (where some of his victims were) and still spooked by it. No idea where he would strike next and no "typical victim" profile, he just crawled into windows at night and started raping/killing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArianeEmory View Post
    Jebus. I know nothing about this case other than the name, but (wikipedia):

    As a child, Ramirez was influenced by his cousin, Mike, a Special Forces veteran who boasted of his gruesome exploits during the Vietnam War and showed him Polaroid pictures of his victims.[12] These included pictures of Mike raping a Vietnamese woman. The last picture of that series showed Mike posing with the woman's severed head.[13] Ramirez was present the night Mike shot and killed his wife, and her blood spattered on Ramirez's face.[citation needed] Ramirez was 13 years old at the time. After the murder, his behavior changed dramatically; he dropped out of school, began using drugs, and adopted odd sleeping habits.[14]

    I know nature vs. nurture is constantly debated here at WS in the making of a killer, but jebus. Definitely some 'nurture' problems here.
    OT but I have seen stories (Lt. Calley for instance) and others that are very similar come out of that war....though to be far that seems to happen in many conflicts in any country with anyone as perps. Sudan, Rwanda, the Balkans. Horrifys me to see what civilians go through simply because they are caught in a conflict.
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