Life in Prison

Ramirez’s loyal band of female fans included freelance magazine editor Doreen Lioy, who had been in contact with him since his 1985 incarceration, pending his trial. She proved the most persistent of his ghoulish harem and in 1988, during the course of his trial, Ramirez proposed marriage to her.
Despite his conviction, she remained convinced of his innocence and on 3 October 1996 they were married in the main visiting area of San Quentin State Prison, in the presence of Ramirez’s brother, sister and niece.
Conjugal rights are not extended to death row prisoners, and the marriage remained unconsummated.
Ramirez died of liver failure on death row at San Quentin State Prison on 7 June 2013, whilst awaiting execution.