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June 7, 2013 at 10:12 AM

California serial killer known as ‘Night Stalker’ dies

 

Condemned San Quentin prisoner, Richard Ramirez, as seen in an updated 2007 mugshot

Condemned San Quentin prisoner, Richard Ramirez, as seen in an updated 2007 mugshot

Richard Ramirez, California’s infamous serial killer and rapist known as “The Night Stalker,” has died, according to officials at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Ramirez was sentenced to death in 1989 for the murders of 13 people, five counts of attempted murder, 11 counts of sexual assault and 14 counts of burglary.

The Los Angeles-area murders in 1984 and 1985 terrorized Southern California, with reports of satanic symbols left at bloody murder scenes by a killer who entered homes through unlocked windows and doors. Ramirez was captured by angry residents who recognized him as he tried to carjack a woman in her driveway.

The Associated Press is reporting that San Quentin State Prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson confirmed Ramirez died this morning, but no additional details were immediately available.

 

 

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