Richard Ramirez The Night Stalker Essay

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The Night Stalker Richard Ramirez also known as "The Night Stalker" was a notorious serial killer who tormented the lives of Los Angeles residents by raping, sodomizing, murdering, and torturing random citizens of the community. Ramirez was addicted to cocaine and was a Satan worshiper. His rain of torture throughout 1985 included over 29 victims. He has already outlived some of the victims that survived his attacks. In 1985 Ramirez was captured by an angry mob of citizens. Ramirez was born in 1960 to his Mexican immigrant parents Julian and Mercedes Ramirez. He was the youngest out of his five siblings of 3 boys and 2 girls. He grew up in El Paso, Texas, where he had a relatively normal childhood to start off with. Even …show more content…
While working at the hotel he tied up a guest and raped her, but he was caught by her husband and was beaten by him. He was arrested and charged , but was given a lenient sentence. At this time his parents could not take anymore and sent him to live with his sister. By then Ramirez was living the life of a slacker, smoking pot and living off of convenience store junk food. Due to the high consumption of sugar his teeth began to rot which made his breath smell foul. His chronic pot smoking eventually led to several arrests for position and also for misdemeanor theft charges. He then moved to California and was arrested two times on auto theft in Pasadena in 1981 and Los Angeles in 1984. After a while he advanced from car theft to house breaks. When he first started to break into houses he would steal what ever was valuable and quickly leave, he then started to get better at it and started to get bolder and stayed longer. They say he may have stayed to watch the inhabitants sleeping in there beds. He also may have taken souvenirs like particular items that belonged to the female residents, he may have even taken photos so he can relish them later like his cousin Mike did. Then on June 28, 1984 his burglary turned into something far more evil. He entered through an open window at the Glassel Park residents into 79 year old Jennie Vincow's home. He searched her home but when he did not find anything of value, he became

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