*CAUTION! This article contains extremely graphic crime scene photos!* Richard received his nickname because he would drink the blood of his victims; this killer also practiced cannibalism and necrophilia. Richard was extremely mentally ill, he was a hypochondriac paranoid schizophrenic with delusions. This killer truly believed that literally everyone was out to get him, and that he would one day just disappear; he thought that evil forces had been turning his blood to powder, which is why Richard became a cannibal. In his mind, he absolutely needed to consume blood in order to survive.