NETFLIX documentary Night Stalker has brought fresh terror detailing the sickening murders committed by Richard Ramirez – but there’s a host of grim secrets that didn’t make it to TV.
The four-part documentary educates viewers on the American serial killer’s crimes committed in the summer of 1984.
Netflix docu-series Night Stalker has omitted a handful of details of Richard Ramirez’s lifeCredit: Netflix
After his year-and-a-half-long killing spree, Ramirez was finally sent to San Quentin Prison for 13 murders, five attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries.
This spans both his childhood and the influence of his bad boy cousin, as well as his time behind bars.
Below, we have unearthed the troubling tit-bits The Night Stalker left out.
Ramirez, pictured here as a baby, was influenced in his younger life by his killer cousin Miguel
Ramirez’s creepy cousin
Richard, pictured as a fresh faced youngster, soon became negatively influenced by his Vietnam veteran cousin Miguel.
He is believed to have shown his younger relative images of him abusing and killing women during the conflict.
Miguel is also thought to have introduced his cousin to the stealth killing military technique.
Ramirez was present on May 4, 1973, when his cousin Mike fatally shot his wife, Jessie, in the face with a .38 caliber revolver during an argument.
The American’s distinctive decayed teeth were key in court testimony and securing his guiltCredit: YouTube
Ramirez had his gnashers fixed while on Death RowCredit: Splash News
The Netflix documentary show’s Ramirez’s footprint as the main incriminating evidence leading to his arrest.
Yet his dental records also came into play – with his poorly looked after teeth adorned with an AC/DC cap also proving crucial.
He was renowned for having rotten and missing teeth and, when a dental card was found in his vehicle, it enabled better artists impressions and formed a key part of court deliberations over his nine decayed gnashers.
Indeed, they are something Ramirez chose to get fixed while he was on Death Row.
Ramirez’s father Julian was violent towards him – leading him to sleep outside at night
Ramirez grew up in El Paso, Texas, the youngest son of Julian and Mercedes Ramirez’s five children.
His dad Julian – a former Mexican policeman – was prone to angry fits, often beating his children.
Ramirez was said to be terrified of his father’s violence and began sleeping in a local cemetery to escape his family life.
He then began smoking marijuana at the age of 10.
He dropped out of school in the ninth gradeCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Too cool for school
Aged 13, Ramirez became withdrawn from his family, began using LSD and cultivated an interest in Satanism.
Ramirez dropped out of Jefferson High School in the ninth grade and moved to California aged 22.
Just two years later, he committed his first murder, with nine-year-old Mei Leung the victim.
He beat and raped the schoolgirl before stabbing her to death.
Ramirez married magazine editor Doreen Lioy in 1996Credit: AP Photo
During his trial, Ramirez attracted a cult-like following of Satan worshippers who idolized him.
The former magazine editor began writing to Ramirez on a daily basis and she penned him 75 love letters during his incarceration.
Lioy left him in 2009 after DNA confirmed he had raped and murdered Mei Leung in 1984
Romance blossomed between the pair after frequent visits and Ramirez proposed to Lioy in 1988.
In 1996, the pair officially tied the knot at California’s San Quentin State Prison.
Their marriage lasted seven years until Lioy eventually left Ramirez in 2009, after DNA confirmed he had raped and murdered nine-year-old Mei Leung in 1984.
The four-part series on the Night Stalker’s killings has left Netflix viewers unable to sleep
Juror Phyllis Singletary failed to arrive for Jury service during his trial in 1989.
She was found murdered by a gunshot – with some believing Ramirez was involved in foul play.
It later transpired her husband pulled the trigger, and then turned the gun on himself.
Ramirez was convicted by jury of all charges against on September 20, 1989.
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