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.
He was sentenced to die in 1985. 28 years later, he did die – of natural causes.
California, no matter what its laws say, has no death penalty.
My favorite part of his story is the following:
Ramirez’s killing rampage finally ended on Aug. 31, 1985, when he was captured and beaten by angry citizens in East Los Angeles after he tried to steal a woman’s car.