---The Night Stalker---
Richard Ramirez, also known as the “Night Stalker” or the “Screen-Door Intruder”, was a burglar, rapist, and serial killer that committed the gist of his crimes in Southern California during the 1980s. He is well known for being a renowned Satanist who completely lacked any form of empathy. Psychologists believe that a number of different incidents that occurred during his early adolescent years helped influence his unremorseful and violent adult behavior. The 1st being an extremely abusive father. The 2nd being two rather serious head injuries that left him with irreversible brain damage. The 3rd being a very close relationship he had with an older cousin of his, who was a US Army Green Beret in Vietnam. His cousin exposed him to gruesome photographs depicting death and rape, gave him marijuana and LSD, and even shot his wife to death directly in front of Ramirez. Ramirez went on to commit a litany of crimes during his teenage years, which included burglary, attempted rape, psychical assault, etc.
It is believed that Ramirez committed his first murder in April of 1984, when he brutally beat and raped a 9-year-old girl before stabbing her to death in a hotel basement. 2 months later he began committing his notorious “Night Stalker” murders that gripped Southern California in fear. In late June of 1974, he brutally murdered a 79-year-old woman in her apartment. He stabbed her in the chest multiple times and slashed her neck so deeply, it almost decapitated her. In March of 1985, Ramirez shot a 22-year-old woman outside her house. The bullet ricocheted off her car keys and she survived. But he then entered the house and fatally shot her 34-year-old roommate in the head before fleeing the scene. An hour later, he yanked a 30-year-old woman out of her car and fatally shot her. These 3 attacks immediately caught media attention and the mysterious “curly-haired attacker with bulging eyes and wide-spaced rotting teeth” was dubbed the “Screen Door Intruder”. Over the next 3 months, Ramirez brutally murdered at least 9 others, while robbing, beating, and raping an additional unknown amount.
Some of his more gruesome crimes during his “Night Stalk