Night Stalker warned that he would be ‘avenged’ when he was sentenced to death
The chilling crimes of Richard Ramirez are the subject of new Netflix documentary series Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer.
Ramirez terrorised California in a violent killing spree between 1984 and 1985, and became known as the Night Stalker.
He broke into homes across Los Angeles county, attacking people using a variety of weapons – guns, knives and hammers.
His victims ranged in ages from six to 83, and were a mixture of men and women.
Ramirez was finally captured in August 1985.
In 1989, the serial killer, rapist and Satan worshiper was sentenced to death for 13 murders, five attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries.
Before the 29-year-old was sentenced for his vile crime in a Southern California courtroom, the killer, wearing dark glasses, shocked onlookers with his last statement.
said: “I am beyond good and evil. I will be avenged. Lucifer dwells in us all. That’s it.”
Ramirez was considered a Satanist, and would call out “Hail Satan” and flash a pentagram he had drawn on his palm during his later court appearances.
Earlier, when he realised he might be sentenced to death, he told reporters: “Big deal, death comes with the territory. See you in Disneyland.”
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Ramirez died of natural causes before his execution, at the age of 53 in 2013.
One of the causes included complications from B-cell lymphoma, as well as hepatitis C.
He had spent over two decades on death row.
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer is currently streaming on Netflix.
- Richard Ramirez
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