Richard Ramirez And The Serial Killer

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During his teenage years, Ramirez committed a staggering amount of misdemeanors and felonies that consisted of possession, breaking and entering, theft, and auto theft. Once the teenager grew into his adult years, he still performed misdemeanors; however, the felonies became more deadly and sadistic. Around 28 victims unfortunately encountered him. Some of the people from the 28 experienced horrible events, but they were able to live through his discretion. However, thirteen to fourteen other people died by his hand. Some of them experienced quick deaths, while others were not so fortunate. The method he used to “pick” his victims resembled an animal on the hunt for prey. The Night Stalker’s choice of victims were very randomized. Ramirez attacked people with various nationalities and ages (Richard Ramirez: The Night Stalker, n.d.). The serial killer stalked his victims to their destination (Richard Ramirez: The Night Stalker, n.d.). Moreover, all of the victims and places Ramirez attacked were picked by random. He drove around the blocks or highways looking for the houses or people. The reasons behind the evil deeds make him seem like an insane individual. Ramirez murdered people for the thrill and arousal he experiences during violence, and his belief in Satan also pushed him to commit the crimes. The serial killer attacked the individuals in order to receive an ultimate high through cold-blooded deaths and dominance. In addition, he believed Satan was pleased with every violent offense Ramirez executed. Ramirez committed all of the atrocious events within a course of a year, which began in 1984 and ended in 1985. On April 10, 1984, the Night Stalker raped and murdered a nine-year-old girl named Mei Leung at... ... middle of paper ... ... 1985, the Night Stalker traveled to Sun Valley. As he traveled around, he stopped right in front of the Chainarong and Somkid Khovananth residence. Ramirez discovered Somkid asleep on the couch; though she woke up as he advanced towards her. The killer left the woman on the couch and moved to where her husband slept. The husband died by a bullet through his head. Ramirez also tied up her eight-year-old son. At some point, he took her to the bedroom, and Somkid was raped, sodomized, beaten, and forced to perform oral sex (The People v. Richard Ramirez, 2006). She was taken around the house in order to reveal the locations of valuable items. As soon as Somkid knew he left, she ran to a neighbor’s house. Just like the other crimes, police located Avia shoeprints on the front porch, rear porch, and inside the house (The People v. Richard Ramirez, 2006).
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