Richard Ramirez

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Richard Ramirez
Richard Ramirez

February 29, 1960
DiedJune 7, 2013 (aged 53)
Greenbrae, California, United States
Cause of deathLymphoma, liver failure
Other namesRichard Ramirez
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)

Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramirez, known as Richard Ramirez or The Night Stalker (February 29, 1960 – June 7, 2013) was an American serial killer, and burglar who died while awaiting execution on California's death row.[1][2] He killed 13 people, tried to kill 5 people,and burglarized 14 buildings. It is thought that there are most likely more kills undiscovered. He was captured on August 31, 1985, after a photo of him was released to the press. He was standing by a corner store when he was spotted by multiple locals, chased and beat until police arrived at the scene.

Early life[change | change source]

Ramirez was born on February 29, 1960 in El Paso, Texas. He was raised in Los Angeles, California. He had a harsh upbringing, experiencing multiple tragedies, among other things.

Personal life[change | change source]

In 1996, Ramirez married Doreen Lioy when he was in prison.

Death[change | change source]

Ramirez died of lymphoma at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California on the morning of June 7, 2013.[3][4] He was 53 years old. At the time of his death, Ramirez had been on death row for more than 23 years, awaiting execution by the state of California.

References[change | change source]

  1. Peter Fimrite (20 November 2005). "INSIDE DEATH ROW". San Francisco Chronicle. Hearst Communications Inc. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  2. "RICHARD RAMIREZ". Penpals. Vault Systems. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  3. Deutsch, Linda; Don Thompson (7 July 2013). "Calif. serial killer Richard Ramirez dies". The Big Story. The Associated Press. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  4. Lloyd, Jonathan (7 June 2013). ""Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez Dies". 4 NBC Southern California. Retrieved 2013-06-07.

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