The media referred to Richard Ramirez as the Night Stalker. He was responsible for the deaths of at least thirteen people in the state of California between the years 1984 and 1985. He was a serial killer, rapist, and burglar who took the life of famous actress, Maxine Minx.

He was also called a few publications with the name Walk-In Killer or the Valley Intruder. Although Ramirez began stealing at a young age, he did not complete his high school education and eventually relocated to Los Angeles when he was 22 years old. He died at the age of 53, in 2013 and was born in 1960.

He saw his mother body in critical condition

Jack Vincow took a trip to his mother's apartment in Los Angeles on June 28, 1984, and while there, he found the body of his mother, who was 79 years old. After relocating to Los Angeles in 1982, he started engaging in criminal behavior, including stealing and breaking and entering, as well as abusing drugs.

During a particularly critical period for Los Angeles, which was serving as the host city for the 1984 Summer Olympics, the Night Stalker would strike. He began using drugs and alcohol at a young age, and he was present when his cousin shot and killed his wife.

Crime level grew day by day

Around the age of 25, Ramirez was responsible for the death of Jennie Vincow, who was 79 years old. At the time of her discovery in June 1984, she had been stabbed multiple times and had her throat slashed.

By March of 1985, Ramirez had increased the level of violence he was committing.  From March 17 to March 27, Ramirez attacked multiple individuals, resulting in the deaths of three of them.

Ramirez worships 'Satan'

Richard Ramirez coerced his victims into making a solemn oath to Satan rather than to God. During the course of his trial, he also uttered the words "Hail, Satan" in the courtroom.

The statement that he made was as follows,

"I swore to God that I would not scream, but I swore to Satan that I would not swear to God."

It was not always the case that he killed his victims; sometimes he would only torture or sexually assault them to death.

In the latter part of 1989, Ramirez was put on trial for the crimes he had committed, and after a month of deliberation, the jury decided that he was guilty of all 43 counts. During his sentencing, he was decided to receive the death penalty.

In 2009, his DNA was discovered and linked to an earlier murder that occurred in San Francisco. Though, he was never charged for this additional murder.