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Calif. serial killer Richard Ramirez dies
sfgate ^ | 06/07/13 | AP

Posted on 06/07/2013 9:43:09 AM PDT by DFG

California corrections officials say convicted serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the Night Stalker, has died in prison.

San Quentin State Prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson says Ramirez died Friday morning.

Ramirez was convicted of 13 murders that terrorized Southern California in 1984 and '85, and sentenced to death.

Satanic symbols were left at murder scenes and some victims were forced to "swear to Satan" by the killer, who entered homes through unlocked windows and doors.

Ramirez was captured and beaten in 1985 by residents of an East Los Angeles neighborhood while attempting a carjacking.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; nightstalker; ramirez; sanquentin

1 posted on 06/07/2013 9:43:09 AM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

Hell’s burning little hotter right now...


2 posted on 06/07/2013 9:44:21 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: DFG

He finally ran out of Twinkies and starved to death.


3 posted on 06/07/2013 9:49:15 AM PDT by GoldMan (Never try to rationalize an irrational mind............)
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To: DFG

Gee, I would have sent a card had I known.....
/s


4 posted on 06/07/2013 9:49:30 AM PDT by llevrok (How hot does the water need to get before the frog should jump out?)
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To: Timber Rattler

Isn’t he the one that Diane Feinestein released the info on that cops wanted to keep secret allowing him to kill again before his capture?


5 posted on 06/07/2013 9:51:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DFG

and i thought today was gonna be a total bummer. hip hip, hooray!


6 posted on 06/07/2013 9:56:41 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: DFG

Why is this news? Deserves as much coverage as my car running over a worm.


7 posted on 06/07/2013 9:58:32 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: cripplecreek
So he is sentenced to death in ‘85 or ‘86 and dies in 2013 of natural causes?

Doesn't seem like the death penalty in CA is much of a deterrent.

8 posted on 06/07/2013 9:59:59 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: DFG; a fool in paradise

Parole board goes in mourning.


9 posted on 06/07/2013 10:01:16 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DFG

Well the evil bastard is back home with his daddy the devil..I hope he suffers like he made his victim’s and their family’s suffer..


10 posted on 06/07/2013 10:01:18 AM PDT by PLD (Life is short...forgive quickly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably¬Ö and never regret anything that)
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To: DFG

Hold on.

He appeals the sentence.

He dies in prison.

Coincidence?

His lawyers need to be outraged that his appeal can’t now go forward. They have to be able to sue someone, now that one of their cash cows is gone.


11 posted on 06/07/2013 10:06:55 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: I want the USA back

I feel more sorry for the worm.


12 posted on 06/07/2013 10:07:15 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: DFG

Hip-hip horay! One less ‘excrement’ of a human being to feed in prison.


13 posted on 06/07/2013 10:07:45 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: cripplecreek

I think so!


14 posted on 06/07/2013 10:11:05 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: DFG

Cause? Age? LOL How could any news outlet not get that info?


15 posted on 06/07/2013 10:13:04 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: texas booster

I did not see ‘natural causes’ anywhere in the article. Did you see that somewhere else? I figured he got beaten to death or shiv’d.


16 posted on 06/07/2013 10:16:04 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yup. Feinstein announced info on Ramirez police were using in their investigation.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=82d_1234581570


17 posted on 06/07/2013 10:16:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Cause has been withheld. Age was reported in the article, he was 53 the second paragraph states. News outlets? What’s that?


18 posted on 06/07/2013 10:17:31 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: bigfootbob

Ooops.. 53. I didn’t see that, thanks. Cause is either AIDS or clobbered to death by other inmates while prison guards have backs turned.


19 posted on 06/07/2013 10:25:55 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: texas booster

We have almost 700 scum on death row and I can’t remember the last time that number was reduced the way it’s supposed to be reduced.


20 posted on 06/07/2013 10:28:45 AM PDT by newbie 10-21-00
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To: DFG
I remember when he invaded the home in Mission Viejo, raped the female and permanently injured the male. The next day True Outdoorsman’s firearms inventory was depleted.
21 posted on 06/07/2013 10:42:00 AM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: Revolting cat!
Parole board goes in mourning.

So will all of his female fans that sent him marriage proposals.

22 posted on 06/07/2013 10:44:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I seem to remember hearing a few years ago, I may have him wrong, but I believe he may have had Hepatitis C and needed a transplant and the prison officials were considering placing him on the transplant list.


23 posted on 06/07/2013 10:48:05 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: Pharmboy

beat to death with a broom handle?


24 posted on 06/07/2013 10:48:07 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: DFG

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/notorious/ramirez/terror_1.html

great site


25 posted on 06/07/2013 10:48:48 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: cripplecreek

Wasn’t that the brothers- Angelo or something?


26 posted on 06/07/2013 10:54:18 AM PDT by matthew fuller
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To: matthew fuller

I was thinking of Angelo Buono and his cousin Bianchi-

http://www.murderpedia.org/male.B/b/buono-angelo-photos-1.htm


27 posted on 06/07/2013 11:07:04 AM PDT by matthew fuller
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To: DFG

I remember back in da day he got his a*** kick by good people in East LA LOL!


28 posted on 06/07/2013 11:40:48 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: DFG

29 posted on 06/07/2013 11:42:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Revolting cat!
Parole board goes in mourning.

Not to mention the slimeball trial lawyers who have made a fortune of taxpayer dollars appealing and delaying his execution.

All this came to a halt when the CA voters elected Camila Harris the militant anti-death penalty activist as attorney general in 2010. The appeals ended but not the lawyers' money; they are on retainer. I wonder when and if the gravy train ends for them. They probably will agrue that they need to continue to appeal even after he is dead to settle profound constitutional issues.
30 posted on 06/07/2013 12:06:10 PM PDT by fifedom
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To: DFG

Let the celebration begin!

31 posted on 06/07/2013 12:14:03 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: texas booster
Doesn't seem like the death penalty in CA is much of a deterrent.

Texas is very active in putting criminals to death and yet people there still commit murder, don't they?

If you compare the murder rates of California and Texas you'd find that the two are comparable.

So, the conclusion to draw here is that the death penalty isn't a deterrent, period.

32 posted on 06/07/2013 12:34:40 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: I want the USA back

Would you have considered it ‘news’ if he had been executed?


33 posted on 06/07/2013 12:49:17 PM PDT by Misterioso (It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington)
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To: cripplecreek

Can you elaborate? I don’t remember that.


34 posted on 06/07/2013 12:51:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Ramirez, 53, had been taken from San Quentin's death row to a hospital where authorities said he died of liver failure.
35 posted on 06/07/2013 12:53:12 PM PDT by Misterioso (It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes. It was something about a shoe print found at one scene and that the cops knew what brand of shoe it was.


36 posted on 06/07/2013 2:11:16 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: nickcarraway
That moron Feinstein aka “Turn them all in in Mr/Mrs public”
had a press conference and showed the type of shoe he was wearing at his crime scenes as well as the make and caliber of the weapon used. Ricky was in the Bay area at the time. Ramirez was watching the TV as well as everyone else. It didn't take long for the shoes and gun to go over the GG bridge.

I was sitting on a Grand Jury at the time and we heard one of his murders and burglaries. The indictments were sealed and we were sworn to secrecy but that eventually became moot when they were unsealed and Ramirez went to trial and was convicted. What we heard was horrendous and hard to believe. He was Satan incarnate. As much as I disliked jury duty we were all proud to help send that monster on his way to hell. To bad he went from “natural causes”. I hope it was slow and painful.

I remember his reign of terror and sleeping with a loaded 12GA and a flashlight next to the bed.

37 posted on 06/08/2013 2:03:38 AM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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