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 Satanic Crime. A Threat in the New Millennium by William H. Kennedy
 The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez by Philip Carlo
Ramirez biographer Philip Carlo noted that Richard visited Satanic High Priest Anton LaVey and even stayed with The Black Pope at the Church of Satan headquarters for over a week and participated in several sinister ceremonies. Ramirez was dazzled by the huckster LaVey and struck up a friendship with LaVey’s daughter Zeena......there have been many rumors in the Satanic community that Ramirez went to see Anton LaVey, head of the Church of Satan, once again to inform him of his criminal actions. In this version of events, Richard spoke to LaVey who promptly told him to get lost. There is really no way to confirm this as fact and it may just be gossip. Ramirez, as mentioned, drew heavily from Church of Satan literature to fuel his relationship with the Devil. This is not to say that LaVey in any way endorsed the Night Stalker, but it is within the Night Stalker 49 realm of possibility that Ramirez paid The Black Pope a visit and identified himself as the Night Stalker.  Satanic Crime. A Threat in the New Millennium by William H. Kennedy.
Various researchers including the Court TV writing staff go out of their way to downplay the role of Satanism in the Ramirez’s crimes, often leaving out the Satanic evidence collected at various crime scenes. They claim his motivation centered more on his strange childhood and the fact that he witnessed his cousin Mike kill his wife.  Satanic Crime. A Threat in the New Millennium by William H. Kennedy