“It’s nothing you’d understand, but I do have something to say. In fact, I have a lot to say, but now is not the time or place. I don’t know why I’m wasting my time or breath. But what the hell? As for what is said of my life, there have been lies in the past and there will be lies in the future. I don’t believe in the hypocritical, moralistic dogma of this so-called civilized society. I need not look beyond this room to see all the liars, hater, the killers, the crooks, the paranoid cowards–truly trematodes of the Earth, each one in his own legal profession. You maggots make me sick– hypocrites one and all. And no one knows that better than those who kill for policy, clandestinely or openly, as do the governments of the world, which kill in the name of God and country or for whatever reason the deem appropriate. I don’t need to hear all of society’s rationalizations, I’ve heard them all before and the fact remains that what is, is. You don’t understand me. You are not expected to. You are not capable of it. I am beyond your experience. I am beyond good and evil, Legions of the night–night breed–repeat not the errors of the Night Prowler and show no mercy. I will be avenged. Lucifer dwells within us all. That’s it” —Richard Ramirez’s statement before he received sentencing at his trial.
Ricardo Muñoz Ramirez, the serial killer also known as The Night Stalker died by natural causes. He was 53 years old.
He had been on California’s Death Row for at least two decades awaiting his execution. But now there is no longer a need to suffer the citizens of California for their tax monies to be able to take care of this person while in prison waiting to die.
I’m not sure of what the cause of death is at this point. 53 years old is very young in this world to die.
But I remember the times where he taunted the jury with gestures and actions and words of Satanism. I wondered if that was really what he believed in or was he just trying to scare up some court room drama?
When the jury gave him death, I was sure that I was going to see it happen within my life time. There were plenty of other people who were eagerly awaiting the news of his execution. But now, that will never happen. The remaining family members of his victims will have their closure but not in the way that they were expecting.
Ramirez didn’t die inside of a prison hospital either. In a sense, he was “out of jail” when he died.
The Night Stalker became one of those serial killers that many people (including myself) became fascinated with. His crimes were so horrible at the time that it seemed implausible. But Ramirez made it into a nightmarish reality.
And so now I wonder what next for everyone involved?
I even remember the story of the wife of Ramirez, Doreen Lioy.
She and Ramirez were married while he was in prison. And they both decided to make a pact that when he was executed by the state that she would commit suicide on the very same day.
So is she still alive? Or did she kill herself??
And there’s even talk about them being divorced. Of which information I could not find to prove or disprove.
If someone knows where she is now, let me know. And if she did kill herself or did not, let me know that as well. I thank you in advance!!!!
As we get into the days ahead, I am sure that we will find out more information about the death. I just hope that the media doesn’t give him as much coverage as they did during his criminal trial.
GOOD NIGHT, PRINCE OF DARKNESS!