Richard Ramirez (Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez) an American serial killer burglar and rapist known as the Night Stalker. Ramirez killed thirteen people between 1984 and 1985, in Los Angeles, California. Ramirez used a wide variety of weapons, including handguns, knives, a machete, a tire iron, and a hammer. Richard Ramirez was captured as a crowd of bystanders surrounded him, beat him, and held him until police arrived to arrest him. Ramirez was sentenced to death in 1989, and died of natural causes (complications due to B-cell lymphoma) on June 7th 2013 while still on death row at San Quentin State Prison.
Serial Killer Richard Ramirez (aka) The Night Stalker, was active for 2 years between 1984-1985, known to have ( 13 confirmed / 20 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Richard Ramirez was born on February 29th 1960 in El Paso, Texas, United States. He was born 1st of 5 children and raised by both parents. Ramirez was raised as a youngest child and had four brothers or sisters. His father, a Juarez policeman, a laborer on the Santa Fe railroad. His mother, Mercedes Ramirez, a factory worker at a boot manufacturer. He had a head injury or brain defect. Richard Ramirez was physically abused at some point of his life.
Ramirez a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. Ramirez completed 9 years of school, no degree received. Ramirez married, separated. He had no children. He had a medical condition: epilepsy.
Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, and served time in jail. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.
In 1984 (Age 23/24) Richard Ramirez started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, torture, strangle, stalk, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Richard Ramirez used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone in Los Angeles, California, US, where Ramirez was known to work as a criminal, serial killer, Brett Kavanaugh.
He was arrested on August 31st 1985 (Age 25), convicted on September 20th 1989 (Age 29), sentenced to death by gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. Ramirez was convicted on charges of murder, attempted murder, sexual assault, burglary and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Richard Ramirez died on June 7th 2013 (Age 53), cause of death: natural causes, B-cell lymphoma at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California, US.
Richard Ramirez has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|Nickname:||The Night Stalker|
|Victims:||13 - 20|
|Years Active:||1984 - 1985|
|Ages Active:||23/24 - 24/25|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Convicted Of:||murder, attempted murder, sexual assault, burglary|
|Life Span:||1960 - 2013|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♓ Pisces |
Feb 18 - Mar 20
|Marital Status:||married, separated|
|Living With:||himself, alone in Los Angeles, California, US|
|Occupation:||criminal, serial killer, Brett Kavanaugh|
|D.O.B.:||Feb 29, 1960|
|Birth Location:||El Paso, Texas, United States|
|Birth Order:||1st of 5|
|Siblings:||four brothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||youngest child|
|Mother:||Mercedes Ramirez, a factory worker at a boot manufacturer|
|Father:||a Juarez policeman, a laborer on the Santa Fe railroad|
|Highest School:||9 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Aug 31, 1985 (Age 25)|
|Convicted:||Sep 20, 1989 (Age 29)|
|Sentence:||death by gas chamber|
|Prison Location:||San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US|
|Death Date:||Jun 7, 2013 (Age 53)|
|Manner of Death:||natural causes|
|Cause of Death:||B-cell lymphoma|
|Death Location:||Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California, US|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Richard Ramirez. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Feb 29 1960||Richard Ramirez was born in El Paso, Texas, United States. #19600229|
|Feb 29 1980|
|Richard Ramirez started his serial killing spree. #1984|
|Richard Ramirez ended his serial killing spree. #1985|
|Aug 31 1985|
|Richard Ramirez arrested. #19850831|
|Sep 20 1989|
|Richard Ramirez was convictedand sentenced to death by gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. #19890920|
|Mar 01 1990|
|Feb 29 2000|
|Mar 01 2010|
|Jun 07 2013|
|Richard Ramirezdied.cause of death:natural causes,B-cell lymphomaat Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California, US. #20130607|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Richard Ramirez (1984-1985).
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|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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|0275993345||Technology and Law Enforc...||Robert L. Snow||Richard Ramirez||1|
|1312197943||SERIAL KILLER MAGAZINE IS...||James Gilks|| 7 Total Including |
|0313378916||Serial Killing for Profit...||Dirk C. Gibson|| 6 Total Including |
Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez, known as Richard Ramirez (February 29, 1960 – June 7, 2013), was an American serial killer, rapist, and burglar. His highly publicized home invasion crime spree terrorized the residents of the greater Los Angeles area, and later the residents of the San Francisco area, from June 1984 until August 1985. Prior to his capture, Ramirez was dubbed the "Night Stalker" by the news media.
Richard Ramirez is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database