Richard Chase

Richard Chase

NAME: Richard Chase

CONVICTIONS: Murder

SPAN OF MURDERS: 1977-1978

NUMBER OF VICTIMS: 7

SENTENCE: Death by gas chamber

DATE OF BIRTH: 23/05/1950

DATE OF DEATH: 26/12/1980 (Death by overdose)

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Richard Chase murdered six people in the 1970s over the course of one month. He was dubbed 'The Vampire of Sacramento' due to him drinking the blood of his victims, cannibalizing their remains and partaking in Necrophilia. Chase was known for being severely mentally ill, once being involuntarily sent to a mental institution in 1975. He was sentenced to death on May 8, 1979, but committed suicide by overdosing on prescribed anti-depressants that he had been saving up over the course of the few weeks before his death on 26th December, 1990.