“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 on Aug. 31, 1985.

When first arrested, Richard Ramirez thought guards were poisoning him, slipping things into his food. He complained of terrible headaches after eating. He told his family and various lawyers about this problem, but he continued getting them. He at one point stopped eating to avoid getting these headaches.