Thirty Years Ago, the Night Stalker Was Captured By An Angry Mob

His name was Richard Ramirez, but at the time of his August 1985 capture, most knew him only as the “Night Stalker,” the rapist and murderer who’d been terrorizing California for two years. When a fingerprint outed his identity, his photograph was widely circulated—and his days of killing became perilously numbered. »8/31/15 6:30pm8/31/15 6:30pm


The "Death Row Granny" Who Was Both Diabolical Killer and Political Pawn

Yesterday, we got to know Leonarda Cianciulli, who turned her victims into soap and cake. Here’s another in our series on female serial killers: North Carolina’s Velma Barfield, the “Death Row Granny” who poisoned four and maybe more, including her own mother, and was executed in 1984 at the age of 52. »6/24/15 8:00pm6/24/15 8:00pm