It’s Leap Day! February 29 – a date that only comes around once every four years. Did you know not one, but two, infamous serial killers were born on this day? Bouncing bundles of aberrant joy, Aileen Wuornos and Richard Ramirez were both leap day babies. Aileen Wuornos was born in Troy, Michigan on this day back in 1956. She is best know for murdering seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990 while working as a prostitute. Wuornos was sentenced to death and was killed by lethal injection in Florida State Prison back in 2002.
Serial killer Richard Ramirez known as “The Nightstalker” was a rapist, burglar and satanist also born on this day back in 1960 in El Paso, Texas. His brief but furious crime spree in the mid 1980’s resulted in the murders of at least fourteen people. Although sentenced to death in the gas chamber, Ramirez died in 2013 of complications from B-cell lymphoma while awaiting execution in California.
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