September 10, 1987 |
Richard Speck, who killed eight student nurses 21 years ago, was denied parole Wednesday in a ruling that prosecutors called "the only just decision for the rest of Speck's life." The 10-member Illinois Prisoner Review Board voted unanimously to keep Speck behind bars at Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet, where he is serving eight consecutive sentences of 50 to 150 years. His next parole hearing was scheduled for September, 1990.
September 10, 1990 |
The Illinois Prisoner Review Board today for the seventh time denied a parole petition for Richard Speck, convicted of the stabbing and strangling 24 years ago of eight student nurses--a case prosecutors said "shocked and dismayed the world." Board spokesman Joe Volpe said the petition was denied without comment and the case continued until September, 1993. Speck's parole petition drew more than 21,000 letters of protest.
May 14, 1996 |
In a videotape secretly recorded in prison, the late mass murderer Richard Speck strips off his jumpsuit to reveal women's blue underwear. Along with another inmate, he snorts what appears to be cocaine, engages in sex acts and tells the camera how he's had the time of his life behind bars. "If they only knew how much fun I was having in here, they would turn me loose," Speck says.
September 3, 1987 |
Richard Speck belongs behind bars or in a grave for stabbing and strangling eight student nurses 21 years ago, a prosecutor argued Wednesday as a state panel considered whether to grant him parole. Taunting Notes "How ironic that on what should have been the 20th anniversary of his execution, he seeks a second chance for freedom. . . . He never gave those nurses a second chance," said Gayle Shines, an assistant Cook County state's attorney.
December 6, 1991 |
Richard Speck, a brutally methodical killer with "Born to Raise Hell" tattooed on one arm and the blood of eight student nurses splattered across his soul, died of a heart attack Thursday. He was 49 and had spent the last quarter-century in Illinois prisons.
December 18, 2012 |
As Howard B. Unruh barricaded himself in his home against the police -- after finally running out of ammunition -- he got a call from an assistant city editor at a local newspaper who had looked up his phone number. “Why are you killing people?” asked the editor, Philip W. Buxton. “I don't know,” Unruh replied. “I can't answer that yet. I'll have to talk to you later. I'm too busy now.” It was 1949 in Camden, N.J., and Unruh had just killed 12 people and injured four others with a Luger pistol, including women and children.