Richard Ramirez

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
The Night Stalker14+MaleHispanicUSATerritorialSexual1960/02/28 (El Paso, Texas, USA)n/a

Bibliography

TitleAuthorSources
Night StalkerClifford L. LinedeckerAmazon
Night Stalker, ThePhilip CarloAmazon, Kim Cantrell Review

Videography

TitleSources
Biography: Richard Ramirez: The Night StalkerAmazon (DVD)
Deranged: The Night Stalker (Episode 04)
Twisted: The Night Stalker (Episode 3x01)

Richard Ramirez, the so called Night Stalker, killed at least 14 people in 1984 and 1985. The coverage of his case has been especially sensational given his professed interest in Satanism and the occult.

Blog Posts

Episode 051: The Serial Killer Cycle, Part 1

on October 21st, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 7 Comments

This week, we look at the serial killer cycle, a theory proposed by Joel Norris in 1988. While the theory is rather lacking in scientific testing, it ties in well with the concept of serial murder as addictive behavior, a concept I believe has considerable merit. Dr. Norris’ “Phases of…

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Episode 046: Questions & Answers II

on September 16th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Pop Culture, Serial Killers by | No Comments

This week, we’re having our second Questions and Answers episode. The questions we’ll answer are: How many serial killers are active at any one time? What do you think of the cultural hero-worship of some serial killers? Why do so many killers have three names? Are there many serial killers…

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Forensic Studies 009: Richard Ramirez

on September 13th, 2011 in Forensic Studies, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Ricardo Muños Ramirez (aka the Night Stalker) was born on February 29, 1960 in El Paso, Texas United States. He is Mexican American, and is 6”1 height, thin, dark long hair, dark skin, and brown eyes. He was the fifth and last child of Julian and Mercedes Ramirez, with three…

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Episode 040: Modus Operandi, Ritual Behavior, and Signature

on August 5th, 2011 in Law Enforcement, Podcast Episodes, Pop Culture, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 2 Comments

Charles Albright removed the eyeballs of his victims. The Zodiac Killer signed his letters with a distinctive mark that included a cross and a circle. Richard Ramirez drew Satanic pentagrams on the walls of his victims’ homes, and sometimes on their bodies. The Boston Strangler tied his ligatures into birthday…

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Episode 021: Questions & Answers I

on March 18th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes by | 3 Comments

This week we have our first Questions and Answers episode. The questions asked and answered are: Who’s your favorite serial killer? What serial killers do you find least interesting, and why? What type of serial killer scares you? Do you think serial killers are created by nature or nurture? Have…

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James Franco to play Richard Ramirez

on January 16th, 2011 in Pop Culture, Serial Killers by | No Comments

James Franco will direct and star in the movie adaption of Philip Carlo’s “The Night Stalker”. Shooting starts this summer. “The Night Stalker” is the true crime story of Richard Ramirez, who killed at least thirteen in Southern California in 1985.

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Episode 011: Nature versus Nurture – The Making of a Serial Killer

on January 7th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 3 Comments

In this week’s episode, we look at what causes someone to become a serial killer. We’ll be mostly discussing psychopathic sexual murder, rather than psychotic murder. Psychopathy, also known as sociopathy or antisocial personality disorder, is a behavioral disorder characterized by an abnormal lack of empathy combined with abnormal immoral…

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