Richard Trenton Chase, termed the 'Vampire Killer of Sacramento', claimed 6 lives in 1978, sometimes drinking the victim's blood. He was sentenced to death in the gas chamber at San Quentin Penitentiary, but in Christmas in 1980 he was found to have committed suicide in his cell.
Murderpedia: Richard Trenton Chase
Nicknamed the Vampire of Sacramento. Includes photographs of his victims and a blender he used. Information covers his early years up to adulthood, his institutionalisation, followed by the killings and his apprehension. Also available in PDF.
NY Daily News: Just Crazy for Blood
A brief summary of his life, crimes and death. (January 02, 2010)
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