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Richard Speck

Richard SpeckAKA Richard Benjamin Speck

Born: 6-Dec-1941
Birthplace: Kirkwood, IL
Died: 5-Dec-1991
Location of death: Joliet, IL
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Killed eight student nurses

Notorious for the rape and murder of eight nurses in one night in South Chicago: Gloria Davy, Suzanne Farris, Merlita Gargullo, Mary Ann Jordan, Patricia Matusek, Valentina Pasion, Nina Schmale, Pamela Wilkening. Sentenced to 50-100 years imprisonment, Speck took female hormones and grew breasts, and a videotape of him in this "condition" was smuggled out.

Father: Robert Speck (d. 1947)
Mother: Gladys Sterner
Wife: Shirley Malone (m. 1961, div. 1966)

    Assault 1965
    Murder 10-Apr-1966
    Murder 13-Jul-1966 (killed eight nurses)
    Suicide Attempt 19-Jul-1966
    Appendectomy (1966)
    Competency Hearing (28-Nov-1966)
    Escaped Death Sentence
    Sex Tape Scandal
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Appendicitis

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