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Night Stalker confesses crimes to cops to escape lynch mob

A photograph showing metal bars in a jail


The Night Stalker had struck fear into every person in California making them scared to go to sleep.

The petty burglar used his skills to enter the bedrooms of his prey while they slept. He would then rape, mutilate and murder.

But the day before, The Night Stalker had been named as Richard Ramirez and his photo was made public.

When he tried to steal a car during the day in a Hispanic neighbourhood, he was beaten to the ground...