Monday, June 21, 2010

Richard Ramirez

Before he became known as "the Night Stalker," a Satan-worshiping serial killer and rapist, Richard Ramirez was a troubled teen at Jefferson High School in El Paso, Texas. Author Philip Carlo describes Ramirez's short-lived school days in his book The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez. Ramirez, according to Carlo, dropped out of Jefferson High at age 15, but not before making a curiously benign impression on the faculty. Carlo quotes the assistant principal as saying: "He was not a problem child. He was quiet and shy and behaved himself. He was a very good-looking boy." The principal, as quoted by Carlo, echoes the previous sentiment, but expands upon it a little bit: "He was not a bad boy, though he fell in with bad company. He played a lot of hookie. His grades were all failing. It was a shame because he was a smart young man. He just didn't seem to care; wouldn't apply himself. Richard seemed troubled."

In 1989 the Night Stalker was convicted of thirteen killings and thirty other counts including attempted murder and multiple sexual assaults. He is currently awaiting execution on San Quentin's Death Row. In 1996 Ramirez married a 41-year-old self-proclaimed virgin named Doreen Lioy.

 

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