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Richard Ramirez

Night Stalker DEAD

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

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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.


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palermo    

He was on Death Row for 29 years!! This state is so messed up

440 days ago
17.

shosh    

I wonder. What happened to all the Serial Killers? It seems there hasn't been one for over a decade in the US. Now all we have are shooting sprees.

440 days ago
18.

Bwoy dem    

So sorry to here that. (Why is there not a sarcasm font)

440 days ago
19.

EastCoastChopper    

Maybe that hep C was from one of his victims...

Karma anyway he got it...

440 days ago
20.

Mel harrison    

Spooky as hell.

440 days ago
21.

Jules Destaing    

Thank goodness. (I still pity the victims)

440 days ago
22.

Jay W.     

Now I'm hearing AC/DC Night Prowler playin' in my head.

Hopefully he rots in hell.

440 days ago
23.

moloch13    

good bye loser

440 days ago
24.

krys    

Yay!!!!!

440 days ago
25.

Az Heat    

Why do they even call it death row anymore!?!? They should call it extended stay!!

440 days ago
26.

Isaiah    

I was a little boy in Los Angeles in 1984 during his reign or terror. My mother was paranoid, buying dogs and ish. The little kids in Southern California likened him to the real life Freddy Krueger. F him. May he rest in piss...

440 days ago
27.

dd    

YAHOOOOO!

440 days ago
28.

patsfan4life    

This guy was the textbook definition of a psychopath, rot in hell bastard!

440 days ago
29.

RD    

Tell Hitler, Stalin, Bundy & the rest of the lowlife creeps in hell that the world laughs at them now!

440 days ago
30.

KatieJinLA    

Good. About damn time.

440 days ago
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