It is just me or you too found the uncanny similarity between a virus and a serial killer; I mean they both are deadly and need to be contained before they kill masses!
As we are currently fighting COVID-19 and its new variant, we are up against an enemy who's at large and chooses victim at random to decide who're supposed to live and who should die… this situation is very much alike of what life had been in 1986 in Los Angeles when a psychotic killer went on a killing rampage!
Netflix docu-series "Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer' is based on a serial killer who once terrorized the entire city of Los Angeles in 1986. The docu-series is a true-crime story that follows two detectives who won't rest until they find the culprit behind seemingly disconnected murders and sexual assaults in Los Angeles.
Dubbed as "Night Stalker," Richard Ramirez is deemed as one of the most notorious serial killers in the U.S history, who killed at least 14 people and tortured and raped at least a dozen more.
Here is everything you need to know about Richard Ramirez (The Night Stalker); the details about his trouble childhood, mental state and victims, which may or may not have been mentioned in the Netflix ‘Night Stalker’:
Richard Ramirez was strongly influenced by his Veteran older cousin
A 12-year-old Richard was strongly inspired by Miguel Ramirez, his older cousin, a decorated U.S Army Green Beret combat veteran. Miguel often shared his ghastly exploits and stories at the time of the Vietnam War with his underage cousin.
He shared pictures of his victims that also include women in Vietnam he had raped during wartime. He also taught Ramirez some of his military skills, including attacking with stealth, he later used the same method on one of his victims.
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He believed in Satanism
Richard Ramirez cultivated an interest in Satanism and started calling himself a Satan. He was a heavy drug user who started smoking marijuana when he was 10. He never expressed any guilt or remorse for his inhuman crimes. Psychiatrist Michael H. Stone described him as a "made" psychopath instead of a "born" psychopath. He developed epilepsy when he was a child and also suffered from a schizoid personality disorder.
His Satanism belief later became a calling card for detectives who were trailing the seemingly unrelated murders and sexual assault incidents across the city.
On July 7, 1985, Ramirez broke into the home of Sophie Dickman. He assaulted her and attempted to rape her. While stealing from her, Dickman swore to him that he had taken everything she had of value, to which he replied, "Swear on Satan." He made several of his victims swear on Satan, which helped detectives link all the murders, rape, and burglary incidents.
He raped a woman in front of her 3-year-old child
On August 8, 1985, Ramirez broke into the house of Sakina Abowath and her husband Elyas Abowath while they were sleeping. He immediately killed the sleeping husband with a shot on his head and assaulted Sakina to reveal the family's valuable items' whereabouts and brutally raped her. Upon listening to his mother's screams, the couple's 3-year-old son entered the bedroom, Ramirez tied up the toddler with a chair and continued rapping her mother. After stealing their valuables, he left their home with mother and son alive.
Richard Ramirez was different than any other serial killers
Ramirez was different from any other serial killers. He followed no pattern and randomly chose his victims. Serial killers usually prefer to target a specific gender or people of the same age or similar profession. Richard Ramirez didn't have any kind; he just moved around the city and randomly picked his victims.
That's the reason why media started referring to him as a "Night Stalker."
Netflix's four-part docu-series Night Stalker: The Hunt of a Serial Killer is currently streaming on Netflix.
Check out the trailer here: