doreen ramirez

anonymous asked:

you have don't some of these "education" things, could you do one on richard ramirez ty!

Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez (Richard Ramirez) “The Night Stalker”


  • born February 29, 1960 in El Paso, Texas
  • Father: Julian Ramirez
  • Mother: Mercedes Ramirez
  • Brothers: Ruben, Robert, Joseph
  • Sister: Ruth

As a 12-year-old he was strongly influenced by his older cousin, Miguel Ramirez who was a U.S. combat veteran. Miguel often boasted of his gruesome exploits during the Vietnam War. He shared Polaroid photos of his victims, including Vietnamese women he had raped and posed with the severed head of a woman he had abused.

- Miguel Ramirez

Richard bonded with Miguel over these gory war stories. And around this time, he began to seek escape from his father’s violent temper by sleeping in a local cemetery.

The 13 year old “Richie” (as he was called by his family) was present when Miguel shot his wife in the face during a domestic argument. After that experience he became sullen and withdrawn from his family and friends and cultivated an interest in Satanism. When Ramirez was older, he began to develope sexual fantasies including violence, forced bondage and rape.

First killing

On April 10, 1984 (Ramirez was 24 years old) - Mei Leung’s (9 years old) body was found in a hotel basement where Richard was living at, hanging from a pipe. She had been raped, beaten and stabbed to death. This was Ramirez’s first known killing but it was not connected to the crime spree.

The "Night Stalker" crimes

June 28, 1984: 79-year-old Jennie Vincow is found brutally murdered in her apartment. She had been stabbed repeatedly and her throat slashed so deeply that she was nearly decapitated.

March 17, 1985: 22-year-old Maria Hernandez gets shot in the face outside her house by Ramirez. She survives. Ramirez enters the house and shoots Dayle Okazaki (age 34) when she raises her head over the counter she was hiding behind. She is immediately dead.

The same day he pulls 30-year-old Tsai-Lian Yu out of her car in Monterey Park, shoots her twice and flees. She is pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

March 27, 1985: Ramirez enters a home that he had burgled a year earlier and kills the sleeping Vincent Zazzaran (age 64), with a gunshot to his head. He beats and binds Zazzara’s wife Maxine (age 44), demanding to know where her valuables were. While he ransacks the room, Maxine escapes her bonds and retrieves a shotgun from under the bed (which was not loaded). Ramirez shoots her three times and then starts to mutilate her body with a carving knife from the kitchen. She receives multiple stab wounds and her eyes are gouged out and placed in a jewelry box, which he left. Peter, the son of Vincent and Maxine discovers the bodies.

May 14, 1985: Ramirez enters the home of Bill Doi (age 66) and his disabled wife Lillian (age 56) at night. He beats Bill into unconsciousness and shoots him in the face. Ramirez enters Lillian’s bedroom, binds and rapes her after he collected all valuables. Bill Doi dies of his injuries while in the hospital.

May 29, 1985: Ramirez enters the house of Mabel Bell (age 83) and her sister Florence Lang (age 81). He binds and bludgeons both women and rapes Lang. Discovered two days later, both women were found alive but comatose; Bell later died of her injuries.

May 30, 1985: Ramirez sneaks into the home of Carol Kyle (age 42). He binds Kyle and her 11-year-old son with handcuffs and ransacks the house. He then sodomizes Kyle repeatedly before he flees the scene.

July 2, 1985: Ramirez enters the house of Mary Louise Cannon (age 75) finding her asleep in her bedroom. He bludgeons her into unconsciousness with a lamp and then repeatedly stabs her. She was found dead at the crime scene.

July 5, 1985: Ramirez breaks into a home and bludgeons 16-year-old Whitney Bennett with a tire iron as she sleeps in her bedroom. He then attempts to strangle the girl with a telephone cord. Sparks emanate from the cord and he flees the house, believing that Jesus Christ had saved his victim. Whitney survives the savage beating.

Later that night he burglarizes the home of Joyce Lucille Nelson (age 61). He beats her to death using his fists and kicking her head.

He enters the home of Sophie Dickman (age 63) and assaults and handcuffs her, attempting to rape her. When she swears to him that he has taken everything of value, he tells her to “swear on Satan”.

July 20, 1985: Ramirez hacks Lela Kneiding (age 66) and her husband Maxon (age 68) with a earlier purchased machete. He then kills them with shots to the head. He further mutilates their bodies with the machete before robbing the house of valuables.

Later that night he breaks into the home of the Khovananth family. He murders Chainarong Khovananth, by shooting the sleeping man in the head and then repeatedly rapes Somkid Khovananth, beating and sodomizing her.

August 6, 1985: Ramirez creeps breaks into a bedroom of couplle. He shoots the woman in the face and the man in the temple. The couple survived their injuries.

August 8, 1985: Ramirez enters the home of Sakina Abowath (age 27) and her husband Elyas Abowath (age 31). He instantly kills the sleeping Elyas with a shot to the head and handcuffs and beats Sakina, he then brutally rapes and sodomizes her. He repeatedly demands that she “swear on Satan” that she would not scream during his assaults.

August 18, 1985: Ramirez breaks into the home of Peter (age 66) and Barbara (age 62) Pan. Peter is killed in his sleep with a gunshot to his temple and Barbara is beaten and sexually violated before being shot in the head and left for dead. Ramirez uses lipstick to scrawl a pentagram and the phrase, “Jack the Knife”, on the bedroom wall.

August 24, 1985: Ramirez travels to Mission Viejo in a stolen Toyota. He enters the house of Bill Carns (age 30) and his fiancée, Inez Erickson (age 29). He shoots Carns three times in the head before turning his attention to Erickson. Ramirez tells the terrified woman that he is “The Night Stalker” and forces her to swear she loves Satan as he beats her with his fists and binds her with neckties from the closet. After stealing what he can find, he drags Erickson to another room to rape and sodomize her. Erickson can untie herself later and gets help for Bill. Surgeons are able to remove two of the bullets from his head and he survives his injuries. As Ramirez leaves in the Toyota, 13-year-old neighbor James Romero III notices the same “weird-looking guy in black” that he has seen earlier in the night and deemed suspicious. He decides to write down as much of the license plate as he can. 


When news of the attack broke, the neighbor’s boy Romero told his parents about the strange man and they immediately contacted the police and provided the partial license plate number. Erickson was able to give a detailed description of the assailant to investigators. The stolen car was found on August 28 and police were able to obtain a single fingerprint from the rearview mirror, which was positively identified as belonging to Richard Muñoz Ramirez.

A mug shot of Ramirez from an arrest for car theft was released to the media.

“We know who you are now, and soon everyone else will. There will be no place you can hide.”

- Police press conference

On August 30, 1985, Ramirez took a bus to Arizona to visit his brother, unaware that he had become the lead story of every newspaper and television news program. He returned to Los Angeles early on the morning of August 31. After noticing a group of elderly Mexican women fearfully identifying him as “El Matador” (“The Killer”), Ramirez saw his face on the covers on the newspaper rack and fled the store in a panic. After hopping over several fences and attempting two carjackings, he was eventually subdued by a group of residents. The group held him down, relentlessly beating him until police arrived and took Ramirez into custody.


During the entire trial, Ramirez made obscene statements and satanic gestures.  At his first court appearance, he raised a hand with a pentagram drawn on it and yelled “Hail Satan”.

Originally posted by tamaletyler

On September 20, 1989, Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez was convicted of all charges: 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults, and 14 burglaries. He was sentenced to die in California’s gas chamber

Originally posted by intoxicated-witch

“Big deal. Death always went with the territory. See you in Disneyland.”

- Ramirez to reporters after the death sentence

Time in prison

As Ted Bundy, Ramirez had many fans, one of them was Doreen Lioy. She wrote him ovr 75 letters and in 1988, Richard proposed to her. They married on October 3, 1996.

Lioy and Ramirez eventually separated.


Ramirez died of complications secondary to B-cell lymphoma on June 7, 2013. He had also been affected by “chronic substance abuse and chronic hepatitis C viral infection”. At 53 years old, he had been on death row for more than 23 years. His execution would have probably been carried out in his early seventies, due to the lengthy California appeals process.

Interviews with Richard Ramirez:

“There’s something in his eyes, like a little boy who needs help.”

Doreen Lioy speaking of Richard Ramirez’s childlike, innocent qualities.

I just want to stay I’m ecstatically happy today, and very, very proud to have married Richard and to be his wife. And I hope that you will be very respectful of the day and let me go and enjoy my day in peace - Doreen Lioy on the day of her marriage to serial killer Richard Ramirez, who was dubbed ‘The Night Stalker’ by the press.

Richard Ramirez was 24-years-old when he began murdering people, which, in the world of serial murder, is an exceptionally young age. His spate of brutal killings took place over just a few years during which he took the lives of 14 people and committed senseless acts of rape and assault. Below are a compilation of what I think are some of the most interesting facts about the infamous Night Stalker.

The Night Stalker wasn’t his original title: The sensationalist media brainstormed a whole array of nicknames for the killer who was terrorizing LA. For a while, he was called “The Walk-in Killer” the “Screen Door Intruder” and “The Valley Intruder”.

A juror was mysteriously murdered during the trial: Phyllis Singletary was found shot to death in her home. This terrified other jurors, and many tried to leave, fearing they would be next. It’s unknown whether or not Ramirez had anything to do with the murder.

His wife, Doreen, vowed to kill herself if he was given the death sentence: In 1997, she told CNN that she would commit suicide if her darling husband was killed.

Ramirez refused to wear gold: Being a Satanist, the killer didn’t believe in a lavish lifestyle so he refused to wear anything containing gold. At his prison wedding, Ramirez and Doreen wore silver wedding rings. Furthermore, upon visiting his niece one day, he made her take her gold necklace off because he was so disgusted by it.

As a child, he slept in the cemetery: Ramirez became obsessed with the macabre as he grew older. From about 12 years old, he would sneak out of the house in the dead of night and go to the local graveyard. He would take his pillows and blankets, and would lie next to graves and sleep there.

“In 2006 they were interviewing a prison guard and the guard said that Ramirez’s wife hadn’t been to the prison in a couple years. He said that Doreen Lioy would come to the prison every week when they were first married and then she started to get mad at him because Richard would still write back and forth to other woman and she was also mad at him over an incident where he attempted to expose himself in the visiting area.”


Richard Ramirez had no steady job his entire life. he was a drug addict with no fixed abode, no close friend or girlfriend (he would just commit rape) and he had awful hygiene. however, somehow, he attained a wife named Doreen Lioy whilst in prison. they were married for 17 years until he had died of B-Cell Lymphoma. (pictured above are Richard and Doreen.)

Richard Ramirez.

In jail Richard was married to Doreen Lioy, after a courtship that began in 1985 when Doreen saw him on television after his arrest. She began visiting him in prison, sat through his trial and believes to this day that he is innocent.

She also knows it is hard to understand why anyone would want to marry such a man.

But she says she loves Ramirez, and it hasn’t come cheap. Her family has disowned her, and she knows she will never have a family of her own.

She said if Richard got executed she would kill herself, But Richard died of Cancer before his execution.

anonymous asked:

ok but richard's wife was ugly tho

Ok, but why do you care?  She’s not conventionally attractive.  So what?  He’s dead…he was a pedophile and a serial killer and a man who raped grannies…and she dedicated her life to him and truly thought he was innocent.  Did the man really deserve some *~model queen~* wife?  I just don’t even think it matters.

Originally posted by uofoklahoma

anonymous asked:

I'm so confused by the women who marry/date serial killers and claim they're innocent. Like Doreen (Richard Ramirez's wife) and Paul's new fiancée. Like, they all admit they did it. Just embrace it, women.

I don’t see the appeal in forming a relationship on delusion either. That’s not to say they don’t care for them deeply, but for those who are convinced of a (serial) killer’s innocence, I wonder if that affection would remain if they did embrace the extent of their crimes. I don’t think you can wholly love someone by denying a very real, and in those two cases, major part of them. But I think I may be getting ahead of myself. I’m sure it’s sometimes the killer’s intention to manipulate them into believing they’re innocent, which I wouldn’t doubt is the case with “Paul’s girl.”

anonymous asked:

do you believe richard really loved doreen? bc i dont buy it at all

It’s certainly something I’ve thought about before and gone back and forth on a lot.  I’ve reached the conclusion that it doesn’t really matter anymore.  I don’t think he was able to be IN love with anybody, but I do think he loved her.  He cared about her.  In his own way of course.
Nobody really understood their relationship and I don’t think she cared much at all.  It didn’t stop her from being there for him and taking care of him.
From what I’ve heard they got along really well.  @thedeathmerchant knows more about it than I do.
I think he acknowledged she wasn’t a fleeting groupie and I have no question he was devoted to her to a degree.  Other women came and went, but he knew none of them would be as devoted as her.  If it made her jealous, she never really let it show and I commend her for that.
Whatever they had or didn’t have we have to remember she was the one he married.  It doesn’t matter much now seeing as he’s dead and she’s in the wind.  I truly believe she thought he was innocent until they tied him to that cold case (the murder of a young girl).  That was when she left him, and I assume a part of him was crushed as he denied visits after their split.
She’s been through it, so I can only wish her well and hope her life gets better from here on out.  I know plenty of women who are in relationships with inmates and know that their man is guilty.  Sad to me that she thought he was innocent for so long…I can’t imagine thinking that way for so many years and then seeing the truth.  She could’ve moved on ages ago.
The bottom line is nobody knows the true nature of their relationship, their connection, or anything else.  It’s all speculation on our parts, we were never in the same room as them and none of us were close to either one of them (even if some of us thought we were close to Ramirez because he wrote, we weren’t).  He kept his pen pals around to kill time, but he never fully revealed himself to any of them like he did to Doreen.