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A serial killer is defined as an individual who has murdered 3 or more people over a period of time greater than a month. Most murders are based on psychological gratification. Normally abused as a child. Mean IQ of 113 Most follow their crimes in the media. Motives: Visionary ▪ Suffer from psychotic breaks with reality. Mission-Oriented ▪ “Rid the world” of people whom they think don’t belong. Hedonistic ▪ Kills for thrills or pleasure Power/Control ▪ Gain power over their victim
He was the youngest of 6 children Richard abused drugs, and had a candy addiction which led to him having decayed teeth and halitosis. Richard started to worship Satan by age 18. Richard’s cousin, Mike, was a Vietnam veteran and showed him pictures of the victims he raped and murdered which fascinated Richard. Mike shot his wife in the face in front of Richard, which later on “encouraged” Richard to begin killing.
Richard was breaking and entering into the home of Jennie Vincow and becoming frustrated for not finding any valuables worth stealing he brutally began to stab Ms. Vincow, ending her life by slitting her throat. Killing Ms. Vincow sexually aroused him, and before leaving he proceeded to have sex with her deceased body.
Jennie Vincow – June 28, 1984 Stabbing and slitting her throat. Premortom Sex Trying to burgle her home, then lot interest. Richard stayed away from crime for 8 months, reminiscing of the murder he committed back in June. Angela Barrio & Dayle Okazaki – March 17, 1985 Shot Angela and Dayle but only killed Dayle
Tsai-Lian Yu – March 17, 1985 Jumped and shot her multiple times Unknown Name – March 20, 1985 8 – year old little girl murdered Eagle Rock Vincent Zazarra & Maxine Zazarre – March 27, 1985 Vincent was shot Maxine was stabbed, T-carving on her chest, gouged out eyes.
Harold & Jean Wu – May 1985 Harold was shot Jean was beat, bound, and raped. Got the title “Night Stalker” by police after the Wu incident. Malvial Keller &Blanche Wolfe – May 29, 1985 Both beaten with a hammer Left a pentagram on Keller’s thigh and bathroom wall.
Ruth Wilson – May 29, 1985 Raped and sodomized Bound to her 12 year old son June 27, 1985 Raped a 6-year old girl Patty Higgens - June 28, 1985 Beaten then had throat slit
Mary Cannon – July 2, 1985 Beaten and had throat slit Deidre Palmer – July 5, 1985 Beaten with a tire iron Survived Joyce Lucille Nelson – July 7, 1985 Bludgeoned to death
Linda Fortuna – July 7, 1985 Attacked Attempted rape Maxson and Lela Kneiling – July 20, 1985 Both shot Both had bodies mutilated Chitat and Sakima Assawahem – July 20, 1985 Chitiat was shot and Sakima was beaten and forced to perform oral sex Stole $30,000 Sodomized their 8-year old son
Christopher and Virginia Petersen – August 6, 1985 Both shot in head Both survived Ahmed Zia and Suu Kyi – August 8,1985 Ahmed was shot Suu was raped and sodomized then forced to perform oral sex Bill Carns and Inez Erickson – August 24, 1985 Bill was shot in the head Erickson was raped, forced to perform oral sex, then forced to swear her love to Satan
On August 30, 1985 Richard was unaware of the arrest warrant out for him, so he proceeded to walk in a liquor store where a woman noticed his face from the news. He attempted to steal a car, but failed. An angry mob subdued him and began to beat him with metal rods. At the trials he showed a pentagram that he had tattooed to the palm of his hand. He began wearing sunglasses, in court, to appear mysterious. After one of the jurors was murdered during his trial, he intentionally scared the other jurors.
At his preliminary hearing, he showed a pentagram that he had tattooed to the palm of his hand. The newspapers considered him a celebrity. Richard wanted the press and the state to know he was a “monster”.
ORGANIZED/UNORGANIZED? Richard seemed to be an unorganized serial killer. He never had a set plan of what he was going to do. He never seemed to show a pattern between his victims. PROFILING HIS VICTIMS Age : 6-80 Sex : Male and Female Race : All Races Residency : Richer Homes Proximity : L.A. Social Skills : High Work History : Unknown Education Level : Unknown Adolescence : Unknown
Richard Ramirez didn’t have any signs of becoming a serial killer as a teenager/young adult. He smoked marijuana, and had a candy addiction, but he wasn’t abused and didn’t mutilate animals. He didn’t have a passion for death until his cousin showed him death up close by shooting his wife in the head.
Richard Ramirez is a serial killer. He started to kill because he was fascinated by death after he watched his cousin shot his wife in the face.
Evil is the violation of, or intent to violate, some moral code. Evil is usually seen as the dualistic opposite of good. Richard Ramirez raped, sodomized, mutilated, and killed many people. From the moral code, his actions would be considered as evil. Richard never said he regretted killing and raping his victims, but from interviews I felt like he knew what he was doing was evil because he wanted to be seen as a monster.
Richard Ramirez is currently on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in California. He is to be sentenced to death around his 71 st birthday. He currently is 51. The only thing Richard was concerned about was if there was going to be a book written about himself.
This is the book that was written about Richard Ramirez.
"Big deal. Death always went with the territory. I'll see you in Disneyland." “We've all got the power in our hands to kill, but most people are afraid to use it. The ones who aren't afraid control life itself. I've killed 20 people, man. I love all that blood.”