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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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cindy    

He always gave me the willies. Well, I know he's in hell now. He was one evil bastard.

501 days ago
32.

SB00    

Hahaha yay he's dead!

501 days ago
33.

Texas Gal    

Hep C. How ironic that he COULD have contracted it from one of the many victims he raped and murdered. Karma's a bitch dude! Good riddance.

501 days ago
34.

whateveryou    

I know he had a rough childhood & all that. But I really think he was just totally insane. Don't know if you've read the details of some of his crimes but he was one of the more insane serial killers I've read about. & that's really saying alot.

501 days ago
35.

fierce defender    

Hail satan!

501 days ago
36.

mike53051    

Should have been dead along time ago!

501 days ago
37.

MC    

Queen said it best.....Beelzebub has a devil set aside...for Richard.

501 days ago
38.

LittleBIt    

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!

501 days ago
39.

manny    

WHO IS GOING TO LOOSE SLEEP OVER THIS?
....NOT ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?

501 days ago
40.

diva surratt    

all of my tax dollars wasted!!!!!!

501 days ago
41.

Dorothy Mantooth    

Was anyone prosecuted for beating him (hopefully not obviously)?

501 days ago
42.

Mz. Reecez    

On August 24, 1985, he committed yet another murder -- shooting the husband 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 cant be a husband to his fiance, they arent married yet... This man should have been dead.. you know how many more murderers were born into the world since hes been on death row. Appeals my ASStronomy..

501 days ago
43.

janet    

That will save wasted taxpayer money.

501 days ago
44.

cb1234    

Disgusting. http://snip.ps/NightStalker CBS News

501 days ago
45.

Jackie    

He's so creepy because he's a good looking guy BUT so evil. ***I remember he married some weird lady too AFTER he went to prison.

501 days ago
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