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September 9, 1987 | United Press International
Mass murderer Richard Speck, sentenced to 1,200 years in prison for the rampage slayings of eight student nurses in 1966, was denied parole today by a unanimous vote of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. The decision was announced in a brief written statement and came without explanation. Speck, 46, who has served 21 years in prison, previously has been denied parole five times by the 10-member board. His next hearing was set for September, 1990.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2009
Jack G. Wallenda Key detective in Speck murders Jack G. Wallenda, 83, a Chicago homicide detective who played a leading role in the case that resulted in the capture and prosecution of mass murderer Richard Speck, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at his home in Chicago. Working the midnight shift, Wallenda took the biggest call of his career early on July 14, 1966. Eight student nurses had been murdered in a Chicago town house. A seasoned street cop, Wallenda quickly set about protecting the crime scene.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2009
Jack G. Wallenda Key detective in Speck murders Jack G. Wallenda, 83, a Chicago homicide detective who played a leading role in the case that resulted in the capture and prosecution of mass murderer Richard Speck, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at his home in Chicago. Working the midnight shift, Wallenda took the biggest call of his career early on July 14, 1966. Eight student nurses had been murdered in a Chicago town house. A seasoned street cop, Wallenda quickly set about protecting the crime scene.
NEWS
May 14, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
September 10, 1987 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
September 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
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.
NEWS
May 14, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
September 3, 1987 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
December 6, 1991 | BOB SECTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
October 29, 1995 | RICHARD COLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Unabomber probably drives an older car but keeps it in good condition. He may have a wife or girlfriend, but she knows there's a certain part of the house--a basement, a special room--that's off limits. In the same way other people might talk baseball, he likes to discuss the bombings--how stupid the FBI is, how smart the bomber is. He probably visited the scene of his early bombings, talked to police, asked questions, maybe even offered advice. He may have taken a trip this summer.
NEWS
December 6, 1991 | BOB SECTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
September 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
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.
NEWS
September 10, 1987 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
September 9, 1987 | United Press International
Mass murderer Richard Speck, sentenced to 1,200 years in prison for the rampage slayings of eight student nurses in 1966, was denied parole today by a unanimous vote of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. The decision was announced in a brief written statement and came without explanation. Speck, 46, who has served 21 years in prison, previously has been denied parole five times by the 10-member board. His next hearing was set for September, 1990.
NEWS
September 3, 1987 | Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 1992 | Jane Galbraith \f7
Offbeat director John Waters ("Polyester," "Hairspray") might seem an unlikely candidate to write/direct a film in the ever-predictable "Female Psychos From Hell Who Kill" genre. Imagine if Waters--the man who made Patty Hearst a movie star in "Cry-Baby"--had been the director of "Single White Female." Instead of a Bridget Fonda/Jennifer Jason Leigh pairing, Waters' sensibility might have leaned to a Lola Falana/Joey Heatherton combo.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
The strange saga of Richard Ramirez, the serial killer known as the "Night Stalker," who died Friday, had all the earmarks of a grungy low-budget thriller come to life. With his random, sensationalistic crimes, his startling capture by an angry mob and his notorious legion of admirers, Ramirez's rampage of death and mayhem was a disturbing tale seemingly tailor-made for Hollywood. There had already been a lineage of slasher and serial killer movies, from "Psycho" to "Halloween" and beyond, by the time Ramirez entered the popular consciousness in the mid-1980s.
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