I lived in LA at the time.
The people who caught him should have finished him off.
Hate to say it, but we're pretty close to agreement on that.
posted on 08/07/2006 5:01:07 PM PDT
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Read a book about him. Scary stuff. The people who caught him were almost all Mexican, and they hated him because he, being Mexican, had caused them a lot of grief. He was, IIRC, rescued by the police, or they might have killed him. The woman referenced in the article who had her eyes gouged out actually had Ramirez, as she got to a shotgun and tried to shoot him. Unfortunately, her husband had unloaded the shotgun because their grandchildren were visiting. Ramirez shot the husband in the head while he was asleep. According to the book, Ramirez got a lot of fan mail, particuarly from women. Many sent him nude photos, one of herself nude laying in a casket. Some had fantasies of helping him commit murders, others of being murdered by him.
The book went into some detail about some of the things he did, and they were evil beyond belief. I won't recount them here.
By the way, the police had gotten some footprints from some homes Ramirez had broken into. It was their first break in the case. Dianne Feinstein, then mayor of San Francisco, held a press conference and revealed this information. Ramirez dumped the shoes.
posted on 08/07/2006 6:45:26 PM PDT
by Richard Kimball
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