Richard Ramirez

Richard Ramirez

NAME: Richard Ramirez

CONVICTION: Murder

SPAN OF KILLINGS: 1984 - 1985

NUMBER OF VICTIMS: 13 - 16 +

SENTENCE: Sentenced to death on 7th November 1989

DATE OF BIRTH: 29/02/1960

CURRENT STATUS: Died in prison on 7th June 2013

MORE INFO: It's said that Ramirez may have been influenced into becoming a murderer by his cousin Mike, a Special Forces Vietnam War veteran who boasted of killing and torturing his Vietnamese enemies and showed him Polaroid pictures of his victims. Ramirez was present the night Mike shot and killed his wife, and her blood splattered on Ramirez's face.

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