Criminally Insane: Night Stalker Back in Court!

narc_ramirez.jpgAs my friend Tim from Austin just pointed out, someone has an awesome sense of humor scheduling a hearing about Night Stalker Richard Ramirez on 06/06/06. Even though Slayer didn’t write a song about him, he did kill 13 people in Los Angeles and tell a jury that AC/DC’s “Night Prowler” inspired him to do it. The California Supreme Court is hearing an appeal today claiming his original “trial attorneys were inexperienced and nearly guaranteed his conviction for the grisly killing spree that terrorized the state in the 1980s.” Unfortunately Ramirez isn’t expected to be there, which mean no new crazy-as-a-loon photos. Oh well, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see him in Disneyland.

5 Replies to “Criminally Insane: Night Stalker Back in Court!”

  1. I know Los Angeles is transient and all, but I’ve never heard an Angeleno ever talk about the period Ramirez was at large. A serial killer in Los Angeles today would be bigger news than OJ.

  2. Oh yeah? What about Chester D. Turner — haven’t heard of him? He was arraigned in Nov. 2005 for killing 12 people in South Central over the past 10-15 years.

    He has gotten barely any press at all…

    http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/926842041.html?dids=926842041:926842041&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Nov+16%2C+2005&author=Richard+Winton&pub=Los+Angeles+Times&edition=&startpage=B.7&desc=Man+Pleads+Not+Guilty+in+Series+of+11+Killings

    http://crime.about.com/od/serial/a/turner.htm

    Any guesses as to why there’s not much coverage of these crimes?

    TTFN
    Travis

  3. Hello! My name is Stela and I’m 28 years old.
    If Richard Ramirez kills someone of your family you wanted his death? I believe the answer is YES. And if Richard Ramirez was someone of your family (father, son, cousin, etc)you also wanted his death? I believe the answer is NO. You know what I mean? It’s easy to judge and condemn someone that doesn’t mean anything for us right? Anyone of your family could be one criminal you know that? Do you really want the death penalty? We don’t have the right punishment for a criminal like Richard Ramirez. His death is not the solution. I’m really against the death penalty. I know that Ramirez committed horrible crimes and have to be punished but with his life? That it’s justice? And how do you know if Ramirez change? People change!

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