‘Night Stalker’ Marries In Prison

FRIDAY, OCT. 4, 1996

The bride, in traditional white, was joyous. The groom, in starched prison blues, was nervous.

“Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez, who is on death row for torturing, sexually abusing and murdering 13 people in the early 1980s, got married Thursday in a crowded visitors room at San Quentin Prison.

After a kiss and brief embrace, Ramirez, 36, and his bride, 41-year-old free-lance magazine editor Doreen Lioy, parted.

Relatives of Lioy called her a recluse who lives in a fantasy world. Marriage to a man on death row who can’t have conjugal visits is part of that fantasy, her cousin Adam Yates said.

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