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Ray was born around 1984 in Devils Lake, North Dakota. When he was seven years old, he was molested by his alcoholic father Paul, who was presumably drunk at the time. He had been traumatized by the incident ever since. At the age of ten, he was placed in foster care due to drug problems, but he continued acting out by drinking, doing drugs, and abusing people. In total, he spent time in four different foster homes. He was later arrested twice for driving under the influence. On February 13, 2010, his girlfriend, an alcoholic named Amy Wichowsky, filed a restraining order against him. Ray later started going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to get rid of his addictions; at one of those meetings, he met Sydney Manning, who had a similar background of substance abuse and molestation by her father. Sydney fell in love with him, but Ray still had feelings for Amy. When she found out, Sydney murdered Amy by giving her a mixture of alcohol and heroin which she overdosed on. With Amy dead, Ray started going out with Sydney, believing Amy had accidentally overdosed on alcohol and PCP.
The Thirteenth Step
See section on the Raymond Donovan and Sydney Manning article
Ray used a Beretta 92F semiautomatic pistol for most of his killings, though his first two victims with Sydney were killed by savage beatings. Additionally, during the Billings gas station massacre, he used at least one pump-action shotgun, one of the victims was bludgeoned with a crowbar before being shot at point-blank range, and the clerk was bludgeoned and sodomized with a tire iron before being shot to death by Sydney. When he killed Sydney, he manually strangled her to death.