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While incarcerated at the Parkersburg juvenile center, Shelia Eddy told a fellow inmate that Rachel was the backstabber who had squealed on her. She ended becoming lovers with that girl, who’s name was Leeza. Leeza, for some unknown reason, was suddenly transferred to the same facility that housed Rachel Shoaf. When Leeza confronted Rachel, calling her a snitch, Rachel became so upset that she threw up. She then implored Leeza to tell Shelia to plead guilty so as to avoid a trial. Although Leeza had initially intended to bully Rachel, the two became friends instead, and whatever alliance she had with Shelia deteriorated. 

It has come to light that one of the officers killed in Bed-Stuy has a history of police brutality against women in the Bed Stuy Area, since the media is only concerned with digging up dirty backgrounds of the victims whenever unarmed working class folks from oppressed nationalities are killed by officers, the streets will have to do it.

Lizzie Borden lived in the quiet neighborhood in Fall River, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of wealthy Andrew Jackson Borden, who, despite his wealth, was described by his peers as frugal and often bitter and mean. Lizzie was tried with the murders of both her father and step-mother on the morning of August 4, 1892 but was later acquitted due to the lack of relevant evidence. There are many speculations as to what really happened on the morning of the murders, but more speculated towards Lizzie.

The murder of Abby Durfee Gray Borden:

It is believed that her step-mother, Abby Durfee Gray Borden was cleaning the guest room in which a man named John Morse had slept in the night before. Abby was face-to-face with her killer at the time of the attack, according to forensic evidence. She was struck with a hatchet on the side of her head, cutting above her ear and forced her onto the floor, facedown. The murderer sat on top of her back and repeatedly smashed the hatchet to the back of her head 19 consecutive times.

The murder of Andrew Borden:

Around 10:30, Andrew Borden comes home from running errands, his key wouldn’t open the door and had to knock in order to be let in. The maid, Bridget, unlocked the door for him and found that the door had somehow been jammed. When he was let in, he asked where Abby was, to which Lizzie responded that she had been summoned to help a sick friend and that she assumed she left. Although the maid heard Lizzie laughing from upstairs around the same time Abby had been bludgeoned to death, Lizzie denied it. It was believed that Lizzie had told Bridget there was a sale and insisted she go but Bridget was feeling sick, rejected her offer and took a nap.

During the morning of the murders, it was especially hot. Lizzie stated two accounts of what happened while her father was being killed; one claim stating that she had been in the barn in search of a tin to fix a door then stayed in the loft for about half an hour. But because it was so hot, the police and others were skeptical and didn’t find footprints in the dust to match her story. She later changed her story at the trial, claiming she was in the barn for 10 minutes looking for sinkers for a fishing trip she was planning for the following week and then came back to find her father dead with his face butchered and was completely unrecognizable.

Bridget claimed that she was resting at the time of Andrew’s death and heard Lizzie yelling for her to come downstairs around 11:00am-11:10am. Because of his eyeballs being split in half, it is assumed that he was sleeping at the time of the attack. [SOURCE]

Although notoriously acquitted for lack of evidence, much of the evidence pointed at Lizzie being the killer. For example:

  • Lizzie Borden’s claims were often contradictory. During her trial, she would change her story and some of the changes were completely off base of her original claims. Like when she said she was in the barn at the time of her father’s murder but then said she was eating pears on the loft.
  • She would be questioned about her “mother” Abby and would respond with an attitude and her voice would reflect distaste for her, constantly stating that she wasn’t her mother. They never had an endearing relationship, eating meals separately and hardly exchanging words.
  • Before the murders, she visited a neighbor and confessed she believed a rival of her father might come to kill him. But the day of the murder, she aggressively insisted that the help do obscure errands for her. If she felt threatened, then why would she set herself up to be alone?
  • Although she had claimed that a messenger came and delivered a note summoning her step-mother to visit a sick friend, the note was never found. It was later on speculated that it seemed strange that she would be summoned by a friend when she hardly had any, and was never the type of person to help someone in need.
  • Lizzie’s sister, Emma, was out of town, John Morse, who was a household guest at the time, was visiting relatives, Bridget was outside cleaning the windows and Andrew Borden was running errands at the time of Abby’s death, leaving Lizzie home alone.
  • The day before the murder, Lizzie was seen visiting a drug store and tried to buy prussic acid but the druggist refused to sell it to her.
  • Lizzie also had a complicated relationship with her father and often resented the fact that he transferred a property to her step-mother’s sister instead of to her.
  • Days following the murder, she was seen by her neighbor burning a blue dress and told the police that the dress was ruined with old paint and wanted to get rid of it.
  • After finding out her parents were killed she sent people off to do errands instead of wanting to be comforted, especially if there was a killer around the neighborhood.
  • A hatchet was found in their basement but the blade was cleaned off and the handle was broken off and was later found out that it was by the hands of Lizzie Borden herself that broke off the handle. [SOURCE]

 What is strange about this case is that even with all the evidence gathered against Lizzie, it was still not enough to convict her of the murders. There was no physical or forensic evidence. At the time, fingerprinting wasn’t completely developed. They were also unable to bring the point of Lizzie trying to purchase deadly acid to trial. During the time of the murders, the society didn’t believe a woman was capable of much, let alone murders. And this ideal among the lack of evidence set her free.

The house has been turned into a bed and breakfast, which includes a reenactment of the murders and a tour inside the house. [SOURCE]

”I want the electric chair. They should have shot me on the street. I did it, you know. You guys got me—the Night Stalker…hey, let me have a gun to play Russian roulette. I’d rather die than spend the rest of my life in prison. Can you imagine? The people caught me, not the police. You think I’m crazy, but you don’t know Satan. Of course I did it, so what? Give me your gun, I’ll take care of myself. You know I’m a killer, so shoot me. I deserve to die. You can see Satan on my arm.”

Richard Ramirez after his arrest

List of Songs about Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris

  • “Hero” – Superchick
  • “A New Hope” – Five Iron Frenzy
  • “Cassie” – Flyleaf
  • “Columind” – Filter
  • “Who shot the jock?” - GrimDaze Stoners (band)
  • “Disposable Teens” – Marilyn Manson
  • “Völkermord” - Apostasy
  • “Friend Of Mine” – Jonathan and Stephen Cohen
  • “One by One” – The Calling
  • ”The Anatomy of a School Shooting” – Ill Bill
  • “The Nobodies” – Marilyn Manson
  • “This is Your Time” – Michael W. Smith
  • ”Hitmen for Hire” – Evil Anger
  • “The Kinslayer” - Nightwish
  • “We Hate You” - Electric Wizard
  • “Pigs” - Tyler, The Creator
  • “Witch Hunt” - MDFMK
  • ”White America” - Eminem 

In the early 70’s in Rochester - New york three girls were taken by the killer violently raped and then killed. What makes this particularly interesting case when it comes to investigation, is that all three children had first and last names that began with the same initials. The first to be reported missing and dead was carmen Colon in1971, then in 1972 Wanda Walkowicz and Michelle Maenza in 1973. 
     There were many common denominators in each of the murders of the alphabet. They were: 

  · First and last name of each girl began with the same letter. 

  · Each child was ten. 

  · Each child was discovered in a city that began with the same letter of their name. 

  · Each child was from a Catholic family. 

  · Each child lived in a house destitute. 

  · Each child underwent both disciplinary and / or academic challenges at school. 

Due to the fact that each of the victims of the murders of the alphabet had these things in common, it was believed that the killer likely worked with a group of social service. Many even think that he could have known the family, or who worked at the school where the children studied. Although several suspects being interviewed, like the “popular” Hillside Strangler Kenneth Bianchi called, the case continues to be “cold”. The Alphabet killer may still live among us. The identity of the murderer of the alphabet is considered one of the greatest unsolved crimes of the United States.

‘’I love to kill people. I love to watch them die. I would shoot them in the head and they would wiggle and squirm all over the place, and then just stop. Or cut them with a knife and watch their faces turn real white.’’

The Night Stalker

Early Life

Richard Ramirez entered the world on February 28, 1960, in El Paso, Texas. He was the youngest of five children in a Mexican American family that had immigrated to the United States. His father, Julian Ramirez, was frequently away from home as he was a laborer on the Santa Fe Railroad. Richard was raised a devout Christian and his family often attended church.

During his childhood, Richard sustained two major head injuries: One from a dresser falling on top of him, and the second time being when he was knocked unconscious by a swing, after which he experienced frequent epileptic seizures that persisted into his teen years.

A look at his background indicates that Richard certainly had the right childhood environment to produce a killer. At a young age, he would soon become victim to his father’s unexpected bursts of anger. Much like his older siblings, Richard received severe beatings as punishment that left him battered and bruised. He often slept in the nearby cemetery so as to escape his father’s terrible temper. When Richard was 12-years-old, much of his time was spent with his older cousin Miguel “Mike” Ramirez who was a Vietnam vet and member of the Special Forces. Oftentimes they would drive around the city smoking marijuana as Mike boasted about his gruesome exploits during the war, and shared with him graphic Polaroid photos of Vietnamese women he had raped and killed to prove it. Some of the photos displayed women on their knees being forced to perform fellatio on Mike as he held a cocked .45 to their heads. At the age of 13, Richard was present when Mike shot and killed his wife. This experience was the final ingredient needed to complete the recipe of becoming a future serial killer and rapist.

Shortly after dropping out of high school, Richard took up a job at the Holiday Inn. One night, using the hotel’s pass key, he sneaked into a woman’s hotel room and attempted to rape her. Her husband walked in on the scene and beat Richard senseless. All criminal charges were dropped as the couple lived out of state and refused to testify in court.

Richard’s mother kicked him out of the house at age 17, leaving him to fend for himself by selling drugs, stealing cars, and pickpocketing. He left El Paso for good at age 18, taking a Greyhound Bus to Los Angeles where he frequently stayed in hotels, burglarizing homes and selling the stolen items to get him by. Much of his money was spent on drugs, specifically cocaine. In 1981, Richard was arrested on drug charges and it was in jail where he was introduced to Satanism. In 1984 he was arrested yet again for car theft.

Murders

Richard’s first known murder occurred on April 10, 1984, when his 9-year-old victim was raped, beaten, stabbed, and found hanging from a hotel basement pipe. This killing, however, hadn’t been linked to him until 2009 when his DNA matched to DNA obtained at the crime scene.

His second killing happened just two months after the first one. High off cocaine, he sneaked into the apartment room of 79-year-old Jennie Vincow and stabbed her repeatedly while she lay asleep in bed. He then slashed her throat so deeply that she was nearly decapitated.

It wasn’t until almost a year later that Richard would begin a horrifying murder spree that shook the Los Angeles city to its core. On March 17, 1985, Richard entered the condo of 34-year-old Dayle Okazaki and Maria Hernandez, shooting Dayle to death and wounding her roommate Maria. Within an hour of the killing, he entered the car of 30-year-old Veronica Yu against her will, shot her twice with a .22 caliber handgun, and fled the scene. The two murders (and third attempt) in a single day attracted extensive coverage from news media who speculated that the murders were connected.

Ten days later, Richard invaded the Zazzara residence and shot a sleeping Vincent Zazzara in the head with a .22 revolver. Shocked and bleeding, Vincent tried to stand up and grab Richard, but the small-caliber bullet zigzagged through his brain, cutting the carotid artery, and he lost motor movement. His wife Maxine Zazzara awoke at the sound of the gunshot. Richard rushed to her room and quickly bound and gagged her. As he ransacked the bedroom for valuables, Maxine managed to escape her bonds and retrieved a shotgun from under the bed, which was not loaded. An infuriated Richard shot her three times with the same gun that claimed the life of her husband and fetched a large carving knife from the kitchen. His attempt to cut her heart out miscarried, so he instead gouged out her eyes and placed them in a jewelry box. He proceeded to stab her multiple times in the stomach, throat, and pubic area. After releasing his rage, Richard took off with the valuables he had gathered from the house and the eyes as a token. 

Most serial killers generally have a ‘’cooling’’ period between each murder. That made Richard Ramirez different from the ordinary serial killer. With each kill, Richard craved the sexual pleasure and thrill he obtained from the very act of claiming another’s life, and soon became addicted to it, sometimes killing again days within his last kill. Richard’s mode of operation was to invade homes in the middle of the night, disable their phones and ransack the place, and leave dead bodies and blood all over as he left the site. This earned the curly-headed attacker the nickname ‘’The Night Stalker’’. Oftentimes, Richard left behind clues for police, such as Avia shoeprints and Satanic symbols he’d drawn on the walls and bodies of his victims. 

Richard had spared the lives of many of his female victims. Routinely, he would neutralize the threat—the man—and sexually assault the wife. If the females complied to his demands and directed him to all the valuables in the house without any hassle, Richard allowed them to live after making them ‘’swear on Satan’’ that that was all the valuables they own. The victims who defied him would come to meet a more tragic fate. 

Capture

On August 30, 1985, Richard took a bus to Arizona to visit one of his brothers, but failed to meet him and ended up returning to Los Angeles the next morning to find that his name and 1984 mugshot photo were plastered on the front page of every newspaper. Citizens immediately recognized him so he promptly fled, sprinting through alleyways and hopping over fences as police sirens blared and helicopter blades whirred. He attempted to steal three cars during his runaway but was driven off. Richard was chased through a neighborhood by a group of bystanders, one of whom struck him over the head with a metal bar during the pursuit. Richard was eventually subdued by the people until police arrived and took him into custody. 

While in the car, Richard admitted to being the Night Stalker, expressed his disbelief that the people had caught him before the authority could, and implored the officers to kill him.

‘’Why don’t you just shoot me? I deserve to die. Now they’re going to send me to the electric chair,’’ Richard reportedly said.

Trial

Richard’s trial, which started on July 22, 1988, took a full year. During this time, Richard gained a tremendous amount of female attention, his dangerous Latin looks and defiance appealing to many but particularly catching the eye of Doreen Lioy, a magazine editor whom Richard later married while on death row. When presented with images of his mutilated victims, Richard would often laugh. Sometimes he would have an occasional outburst in court or flash Satanic symbols inscribed on his hand which would quickly make headlines. 

On September 30, 1989, Richard was found guilty of 13 murders and thirty assorted felonies. On November 7, 1989, he was sentenced to death. Richard didn’t care. As he was escorted from court, he told the press, ‘’Big Deal! Death always went with the territory. I’ll see you in Disneyland.’’

Death

Richard Ramirez died on June 7, 2013, due to B-cell lymphoma at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California. At 53-years-old, Richard had been on death row at San Quentin Prison for more than 23 years waiting to be executed.