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The Night Stalker rapes and kills first victim, Jennie Vincow, 79

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Burglar Richard Ramirez climbed in through the window of Jennie Vincow. Enraged by a lack of valuables, he savagely slashed her throat so deeply she was nearly decapitated.

Aroused, he then sexually assaulted the corpse. Ramirez would go on to kill many men but it was women, of any age, that were always his real target.

The Night Stalker was born…