Hope this helps...Added a little piece to the stew!!
December 12, 1977: Simon Whatley claims to have received a Greek translation of the Necronomicon by a group of monks, in New York City.
January 31, 1989: Serial killer Richard Ramirez (a.k.a. "Night Stalker") claims at his trial to have signed a "blood pact with Nyarlothrotep" in Los Angeles, California,...
March 3, 1989: Bob Larson writes Losing Paradise: America's Occult Epidemic, fueling the "Satanic Panic." One of the chapters claims that teenagers can be possessed if they read the Necronomicon.
July 31, 1999: Bob Larson claims that teenaged murderer Cary Stayner was influenced to read the Necronomicon and begin a crime spree after hearing a "witch" speak at a school assembly.