Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker

On Friday June 7, 2013, Satanist Richard Ramirez, the serial killer who terrorized California in the 1980s, died of natural causes. In life he often expressed the desire to be with Satan in Hell; we’re pretty sure he made it there. Goodbye Richard. A look back at the rampage of the Night Stalker.

Richard Ramirez: The Night Stalker fills out a questionnaire

Ever wonder about a serial killer’s interests, most treasured honor or religious views? At some point the late Richard Ramirez filled out a questionnaire about himself, which has found its way online. His answers are snarky, funny and seem honest enough that you can almost forget your reading the thoughts of a man who remorselessly killed 14 people for the love of Satan.

Look: Stewie Griffin as drawn by Richard Ramirez

It seems oddly appropriate that the Night Stalker would draw everyone’s favorite murder-plotting, sexually confused cartoon baby.

Daily Creepout: Richard Ramirez’ Thumb Cuffs

In the spring of 1984, serial killer Richard Ramirez broke into the home of senior couple Harold and Jean Wu. Ramirez, nicknamed ‘Night Stalker,’ shot Mr. Wu, 66, in the head and then got to work on Mrs. Wu. He beat her, asking where they kept their money. When the distressed Mrs. Wu didn’t give him the answer he wanted, he bound her hands behind her back with these thumb cuffs and searched her house.

Today in Crime History: Police Save Life of Serial Killer Richard Ramirez

On August 30, 1985, “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez tried to steal a car, but was captured and beaten by an angry mob, who recognized his photo from a police handout. Ironically, it was the police who, by arresting him, rescued the serial killer from the people. He was charged with thirteen murders.

The Night Stalker’s Letter to a Fake Little Boy

In the 1990′s, writer and humorist Bill Geerhart began writing letters to celebrities, politicians and criminals under the guide of a young boy. An especially unsettling response to one of his letters came from serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the Night Stalker.

‘Night Stalker’ Richard Ramirez Goes Gently Into That Good Night

Richard Ramirez was destined to die in prison, but not under these circumstances. In the wee hours of June 7, 2013, the so-called "Night Stalker" passed away at Marin General Hospital of natural causes.

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