NAME: Richard Ramirez
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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