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By Dennis L. Breo, William J. Martin

"Oh, my God, they're all dead!"
On July 14th, 1966, Richard Franklin Speck swept through a quiet Chicago townhouse like a summer season twister and stabbed, strangled, and killed 8 younger nurses in a violent sexual rampage. via morning, just one nurse, Corazon Amurao, had miraculously survived, and her scream of terror used to be heard round the world.
As the 8 our bodies have been performed of the small construction, the coroner, who had obvious the carnage up shut, informed a meeting crowd: "It is the crime of the century!"
Now, at the fiftieth anniversary of the murders, the prosecutor who placed Speck in criminal for all times (William J. Martin) and the writer and journalist who gained an award for his assurance of the crime (Dennis L. Breo) have teamed as much as re-create the blood-soaked evening that opened a brand new bankruptcy within the historical past of yankee crime: mass homicide. Their riveting and richly documented account unearths attention-grabbing behind-the-scenes descriptions of Speck, the younger nurses, the relentless manhunt and big research, and the daring criminal strikes and painstaking coaching for the trial that lower back a demise sentence for Speck.

Corazon Amurao, the nurse the killer left in the back of, faced Speck at trial and instructed jurors, "This is the man!" Richard Speck used to be spared execution via superb courtroom rulings and here's the interior tale of ways he confessed to the murders in a sordid legal video made 3 years prior to his dying of a center assault in 1991. And the following, in specific interviews and images, is the lifestyles this day of  the nurse who survived the crime that murdered American innocence.

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