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Richard Ramirez, the ‘Night Stalker,’ dies

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Richard Ramirez with palm inked with star symbol in court in 1985. (Tony Barnard)
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The house at 321 Ledo Street in El Paso, Texas, where Richard Ramirez spent much of his childhood. (Los Angeles Times)
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Police cordon off the area on Hubbard Street in East L.A. where Richard Ramirez was captured after trying to steal a car on Aug. 31, 1985. Ramirez pulled a woman out of the car at left, but the woman’s husband came out of the house with a pipe and started to beat him. Ramirez ran and was tackled by a 21-year-old neighbor. (Los Angeles Times)
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Richard Ramirez, who was convicted on 13 counts of murder in the “Night Stalker” serial killings, clenches his fists and pulls on his restraints in a court appearance in Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 1985. (Lennox McLendon / Associated Press)
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Sheriff’s deputies search a car belonging to Richard Ramirez on Sept. 1, 1985, the day after he was captured. The vehicle was found in Lincoln Heights. (Los Angeles Times)
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Richard Ramirez reacts after hearing the verdict in his trial on Sept. 20, 1989. (Alan Greth / Associated Press)
LAPD booking photo
This undated file photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows the booking photo of serial killer Richard Ramirez. (LAPD)
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“Night Stalker” suspect Richard Ramirez in a police car after being arrested in East L.A. on Aug. 31, 1985. (KNBC-TV)
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Inmate Richard Ramirez. (Associated Press)
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“Night Stalke” suspect Richard Ramirez is escorted from the Hollenbeck police station to be taken to the county jail after his arrest on Aug. 31, 1985. (Los Angeles Times)
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“Night Stalker” suspect Richard Ramirez is led out of Hollenbeck police station after his arrest. (Los Angeles Times)
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Passersby on Hubbard Street in East L.A. pen their thanks to the residents who captured Richard Ramirez. (Los Angeles Times)
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On Sept. 3, 1985, police officers and East L.A. residents were honored for their roles in the capture of Richard Ramirez. From left, Deputy Andres Ramirez; residents Carmelo Robles; Manuel De La Torre, who felled Ramirez with a steel rod; his wife, Angelina, who was the victim of an attempted carjacking by suspect; L.A. County Supervisor Ed Edelman; residents Jose Burgoin; Julio Burgoin; Frank Moreno; and Faustino Pinon.  (Los Angeles Times)
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A police officer guards the courthouse holding cell where Richard Ramirez waits for his hearing to continue on March 26, 1986. (Los Angeles Times)
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Richard Ramirez leaves court in chains on Sept. 9, 1985. (Los Angeles Times)
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Richard Ramirez mugs for the camera as he is escorted from the courtroom after testimony at a preliminary hearing on March 4, 1986. (Los Angeles Times)
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Mercedes Ramirez, right, wife of Richard Ramirez, is escorted into the courtroom by her daughter, Rosa Flores, of El Paso on Oct. 22, 1985. (Los Angeles Times)
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Richard Ramirez stares at the courtroom ceiling on Jan. 25, 1988, at a hearing that ended with his trial being delayed for two months. (Los Angeles Times)
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Richard Ramirez glances around the courtroom during testimony at a hearing into alleged juror bias on Jan. 13, 1989. (Los Angeles Times)
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