SAN QUENTIN – Condemned inmate Richard Ramirez, 53, was pronounced dead early this morning, June 7, 2013. He died of natural causes at Marin General Hospital.
Ramirez, also widely known as the “Night Stalker,” was found guilty in 1989 of 13 counts of murder, and numerous other counts of attempted murder, sexual assault and burglary.
Since 1978 when California reinstated capital punishment, 59 condemned inmates (including Ramirez) have died from natural causes, 22 have committed suicide, 13 have been executed in California, one was executed in Missouri; and six have died from other causes. There are 735 offenders on California’s death row.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2013
Contact: Lt. Sam Robinson