Skip to comments.The Speck murders: 40 years later
Posted on 07/09/2006 6:51:33 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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Very sad! It still brings anger. Is Speck still alive? Or was he fried?
Wasn't the Boston Strangler considered the first American serial killer,just a few years before?
I was away at Boy Scout camp that week and our bus driver told us about what had happened when we were driving home.
Like the O.L.A. school fire in Chicago or the flight 191 plane crash in 1979. It's something you never forget.
Can you imagine an inhumane monster like this getting life in prison. He endend up in prison, a living the life of Reilly while in prison, because we had too many liberal/leftists on the US Supreme Court. And these fools had struck down the death penalty as being unconstitutional.
This is how speck was able to weasel his way from a rendezvous with the gas chamber. BTW, we have too many liberal/leftists on todays SCOTUS.
Richard Speck died in Stateville Prison in Joliet, Ill., on Nov. 6, 1991 of a heart attack at the age of 49.
Even if he had a gun they would have been better off fighting.
Better to die standing than on your knees.
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If I remember correctly, he died unexpectedly of a heart attack in prison back in 1991. There was a bizarre film of him in prison just prior to his death; he appeared to be partying with some other inmate and he was bare chested in the film, mugging and laughing at the camera. The wierd part was the fact that he appeared to have developed women's breasts, so to speak. There was speculation he was taking female hormones or some such thing. A strange, freaky, perverted and twisted man. I do remember one of the dead student nurses father, Matuszek, swore he would never live to see another day if Speck got out of jail. He never did. The rest of the article does speak squarely as to the reaction in Chicago; the whole atmosphere changed, as if whatever innocence was left in Chicago, had truly gone. A bizarre occurence.
Truly a sick fire truck.
Speck had some problem like a malformed or extra chromosome. It affected his skin--he had extremely bad acne--and possibly his disposition. He should have been executed. The only possible motive is that one of the girls was a ringer for his ex-wife.
So he killed her and the rest of them so there'd be no witnesses? Or did he just enjoyed killing after the first one?
about two-thirds down the page
"In May, 1996, five years after his death, a pornographic video made secretly in prison began airing on Chicago's WBBM-TV showing the mass murderer wearing woman's panties, doing drugs, having sex and bragging about living the good life at Stateville prison. A total embarrassment for Illinois lawmakers, the tape, believed to have been shot in 1988, shows Speck handling $100 bills and casually snorting from a huge pile of coke. At one point he says, "If they only knew how much fun I was having in here, they would turn me loose."
Yeah, that's the pos.
Richard Speck and the Boston Strangler were probably more along the lines of being the first sensationalized through the media as serial killers.
I remember the Speck murders. And Charles Whitman playing sniper on the Texas Tower that same summer. Before that summer headline murders were something like the killing of Kitty Genovese, or the Dr. Sam Sheppard case that inspired the plot of 'The Fugitive'.
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