Richard Speck Massacre in Chicago: Although this bone-chilling crime was committed in Chicago, its far-reaching impact was felt most profoundly in the Philippines, as the sole survivor—and witness of this killing spree—was a Filipina exchange student nurse, Corazon Amurao of Batangas. READ MORE: http://www.filipiknow.net/sensational-1960s-crimes-philippines/
How Richard Speck Became the "Born to Raise Hell" Killer
Richard Speck -- The words "Born to Raise Hell" were tattooed on the arm of the tall, pocked-faced man with a southern drawl who entered a nursing student's dormitory on a warm July night in 1966. Once inside he committed a series of crimes that shocked America and sent Chicago authorities on a massive manhunt for a madman who they soon identified as Richard Speck. This is a profile of the man, his life and his crimes, both during his life and after his death.
Richard Franklin Speck - December 6, 1941 – December 5, 1991. A mass murderer who systematically tortured, raped, and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital on July 14, 1966.
Richard Speck captured the nation's attention during the summer of 1966 after murdering eight female students who lived together on Chicago's South Side. Before then, he had been responsible for other acts of violence against his family and others but had a knack for escaping the police. After his killing spree in 1966, a manhunt ensued and he was captured two days later. He spent the rest of his life in prison until he died of a heart attack in 1991 at age 49.