‘Nightstalker’ Richard Ramirez dies in jail at 53

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(Los Angeles Times) – Richard Ramirez, the “Night Stalker” serial killer convicted of killing 13 people, died of natural causes at 9:10 a.m. Friday at a Bay Area hospital, corrections officials confirmed.

A Los Angeles jury convicted Ramirez in the 13 killings that terrorized Southern California in the mid-1980s. He was sentenced to death and had been serving time on death row in San Quentin since 1989.

Ramirez went on a months-long rampage of sexual assault and murder that generated widespread fear throughout Southern California.

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  • George Vreeland Hill

    The fact that he was able to live for so long shows the injustice of our justice system.
    His victims suffered.
    Many died.
    His living all these years while those he killed lay in graves was wrong.
    His being able to live off a system because of rights and laws is a slap in the face to everyone he hurt.
    After all, his victims were not protected like he was.
    He was guilty and nothing changed that over time.
    Ramirez should have been executed.

    George Vreeland Hill

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