June 8th, 2013, 12:03
Ramirez was born in El Paso, Texas, on February 29, 1960, the youngest of Julian and Mercedes Ramirez's five children His father, a policeman who later became a laborer on the Santa Fe railroad, was reportedly abusive. As a child, Ramirez sustained two serious head injuries: one which occurred when a dresser fell on top of him and the second when he was knocked out by a swing. He also suffered from frequent epileptic seizures, which he eventually outgrew.
As a child, Ramirez was influenced by his cousin, Mike, a Special Forces veteran who boasted of his gruesome exploits during the Vietnam War and showed him Polaroid pictures of his victims. These included pictures of Mike raping a Vietnamese woman. The last picture of that series showed Mike posing with the woman's severed head. Ramirez was present the night Mike shot and killed his wife, and her blood spattered on Ramirez's face. Ramirez was 13 years old at the time. After the murder, his behavior changed dramatically; he dropped out of school, began using drugs, and adopted odd sleeping habits.
He eventually drifted to California at the age of twenty-two.
Classic sociopath... head injury, abuse, exposure to violence from an admired person, and the trigger event of his cousin murdering his own wife. Snap.
With a different set of events he could have been a politician or the CEO of a corporation. He died on death row of liver failure... probably hepatitis.