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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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46.

NoLie    

May he burn in HELL!!!!!!!

440 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Hope he finds hell not to his liking.

440 days ago
48.

August    

Another failure of the California mental health system.

440 days ago
49.

Fox    

Hopefully he got hep c from being raped constantly in prison! Nasty ****er!!

440 days ago
50.

nikki6    

This is what I find absolutely deplorable about our justice system. Our tax dollars have fed and clothed this monster since the 80's and we STILL would be paying to keep him alive had he not died of his own natural causes. It's ridiculous, he should have been put to death years ago

440 days ago
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ummm?!    

GOOD!!! Let's all click the LIKE ^ button

440 days ago
52.

Dublin2016    

Burn in hell dirty bastard!

440 days ago
53.

Charmz98    

Spit and poop on his grave! Piece of worthless crap about time your dead!

440 days ago
54.

MP    

Good riddance.

440 days ago
55.

nan    

Thats the best news I have heard all day

440 days ago
56.

Jody    

Good riddance. Too bad Charles Manson, his followers, Casey Anthony, Scott Peterson, Jodi Arias and all the other killers out there aren't in a morgue right now too.

440 days ago
57.

Marlyn    

so happy to hear that he is dead!!!!!!

440 days ago
58.

str8edgewriter    

Another reason the illegal gun grab should continuously be denied. Let a punk like this crawl through my NRA loving ass' windows, we'll see who stalks who.

440 days ago
59.

HumanNature    

ANOTHER "DEMON" BITE THE DUST!!!!!!

440 days ago
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haskel420    

YESTERDAY WAS 6/6/6 (2013 2+1+3=6) WOW..

440 days ago
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