Richard Ramirez, known for his handle the “Night Stalker,” became infamous in the 80s for his terrible tear throughout LA as a serial rapist and murderer.
He forced his way into the homes of various families and attacked them as they slept, and even in broad daylight, violating women and killing men.
It took the miraculous survival of his victims to have him identified and later convicted on death row. Such a man was better off dead than sequestered away for life where his bad ideas could spread.
However, even a monster like him was not unloved. It’s a strange phenomenon to think about, but serial killers often have “fans,” and these aren’t the kind of people who would ever raise a hand to hurt another person.
These people see their killer idols as precisely misunderstood whelps who need true love to be reformed.
One of these hopeful redeemers was Doreen Lioy, who believed in Ramirez so much she married him while he was incarcerated and still believes in his goodness so many years later.
10 /10 Opposites Attract
Doreen was very much the last woman most people would expect to fall for a serial killer. She was a devout Catholic and a magazine editor for magazines that targeted teenagers.
Richard Ramirez, of course, was the Satanic murderer and rapist that plagued Los Angeles and surrounding county areas throughout the 1980s until he was finally apprehended and put into the public mind during his initial court appearances in 1985.
9 /10 First Sight
Doreen was captivated by the strange man with jagged teeth and a pentagram on his palm. For some reason, she saw something that the rest of the nation failed to see.
Her focus went to his eyes, where she saw his “vulnerability,” a trait that he shared with the state he left his victims in. She believed that there was something better in him, and he just needed real love to let it shine out.