TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Richard Ramirez

Night Stalker DEAD

6/7/2013 9:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0607_richard_ramirez_article_AP
Richard Ramirez -- aka The Night Stalker -- who went on a rape-murder spree in Los Angeles in the mid-80s and terrorized the entire city -- is dead at 53 ... but we're getting conflicting info on the cause.

Ramirez killed at least 13 people and attempted 5 more ... by climbing in the windows of homes.  He also committed 11 sexual assaults, and probably more.

Ramirez was convicted and sentenced to death in 1989, and sat on San Quentin's death row ever since. The death sentence was not carried out because of endless appeals.

A San Quentin spokesperson reportedly says Ramirez died of natural causes ... HOWEVER ... a prison official told TMZ ... the murderer died from Hepatitis C, which some doctors say can be transmitted through sexual contact.  Hep C is verifiably contracted through IV drug use and blood transfusions.

0607_richard_ramirez_mug_shot

The Night Stalker's crimes were particularly heinous ... he killed people as young as 9 and as old as 83.

On June 2, 1985, he murdered a 29-year-old man ... and then raped the victim's girlfriend, who survived the  attack.  

On July 20, 1985 ... he murdered another man -- and forced the victim's wife to perform oral sex on him.  The wife survived the attack.

Just 3 weeks after that ... Ramirez committed an almost identical crime -- killing husband, raping wife.

On August 25, 1985, he committed yet another crime -- shooting a man in the head and raping the victim's fiancee ... only this time, he made her swear her love for Satan during the attack. The man, Bill Carns,miraculously survived the attack.

Eventually, cops were able to obtain a fingerprint -- and released a mug shot of Ramirez to the public. He was captured days later, when an angry mob in East L.A. found him trying to steal a car ... and beat him within an inch of his life.

When Ramirez appeared in court, he famously flashed an image of a pentagram that was tattooed on his palm.

In short -- he was one of the absolute worst people to ever walk the Earth.


261 COMMENTS

No Avatar

| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments
1.

Retail Queen    

Creepy

419 days ago
2.

Jballs     

Yes! One less s*** in the world.

419 days ago
3.

Toidy Toid    

I never heard of him, but I'm glad that s*** is dead.

419 days ago
4.

missy    

My first response was, "Oh GOOD"!!

419 days ago
5.

Frankenpussy    

I have seen interviews with him...he is a crazy one!

419 days ago
6.

CountryGal    

Awesome news but he deserved a worse death than that. This was one creepy ****.

419 days ago
7.

sirklza    

good riddance.

419 days ago
8.

Blackdia5204    

Rot in Hell you slimy son of a b**ch

419 days ago
9.

DrDeMarzo    

"some doctors say" Hep C can be transmitted through sexual contact??? Please find ONE doctor who says it cannot be. Shoddy reporting.

419 days ago
10.

EMP BITE ME    

CALIFORNIA prison system is a joke,all tax payer money wasted...Make all the prisons in mexico and save us money and carry out death sentences within 5 years.

419 days ago
11.

Frankenpussy    

How would you like waking up at 2am and seeing him standing there staring at you?

419 days ago
12.

Canadasux    

Well, no need to worry. Ramirez's death sentence was just carried out by a much higher Authority. Yipee! LOL!

419 days ago
13.

Logan R    

Sometimes the big guy gets it right.

419 days ago
14.

GoodOnPaper    

Good Riddance....just wished he'd suffered a fraction of the fear his victims did!

419 days ago
15.

Donka Do Ball    

GREAT news on a Friday !

419 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web