A mug shot of the "Night Stalker" serial killer, who perpetrated
a series of brutal
murders in the Los Angeles area in 1984 and 1985.
Richard Ramirez is led into court before Judge James Nelson on
February 25, 1986, where it was
ruled that his hearing should remain open.
Marshal brings Night Stalker suspect Richard Ramirez
into court for preliminary hearing
on multiple murder charges on
March 18, 1986. He faced 68 felony counts.
Richard Ramirez, accused of being the serial killer called the "Night
appears in court wearing prison clothes. Los Angeles, May 6, 1986.
May 21, 1986 - "Night Stalker" suspect Richard Ramirez stands in
court during his arraignment
for 14 counts of murder and 31 other
felonies. He pleaded innocent to the charges.
defendant Richard Ramirez with his attorney, Daniel Hernandez, on
July 22, 1988.
Mercedes Ramirez, in dark glasses, arrives in the
courthouse for the trial of her son,
Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker. Photo by Michael Haering.
Judy and Bill Arnold, in the courtroom. Judy Arnold is the daughter
or Lela and Maxson
Kneiding, who were murdered by Richard Ramirez.
Photo by Michael Haering.
Defendant Richard Ramirez in court January 30, 1989, for the first
day of his trial,
wearing a suit that concealed leg irons.
January 30, 1989 - Suspect Richard Ramirez, accused of being the
Los Angeles area serial killer
called the "Night Stalker", listens
in court as prosecutors began their opening statements.
The trial is
expected to last 2 years. During their opening statements
they would ask for the death penalty. Ramirez
is charged with 13 killings.
Defense Attorney Daniel Hernandez in a pensive mood in the
Richard Ramirez, with downcast eyes, can be seen in the
Photo by Leo Jarzomb.
Philip Halpin, attorney for the prosecution in
the Night Stalker trial.
Photo by Michael