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Richard Franklin "Dick" Speck
Birth: Dec. 6, 1941
Kirkwood
Warren County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1991
Joliet
Will County
Illinois, USA

Notorious mass-murderer. On the evening of July 13, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, he was armed with a gun and a knife when he cut his way though a screened kitchen door and entered a nurses' residence. Speck was under the influence of both alcohol and drugs when the crime spree began as a routine burglary. He methodically killed eight of the nurses over the next several hours. Speck had a tattoo "Born To Raise Hell" on his arm, and he was known by that trademark. He was sentenced to death in Illinois, but the conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. He spent the last quarter century of his life in a maximum security prision in Joliet, Illinois, and died of a heart attack on the day before his fiftieth birthday. (bio by: Anthony B) 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin F Speck (1894 - 1947)
  Mary Margaret Carbaugh Speck (1903 - 1981)

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Anthony B
Record added: Jan 06, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7055535
Richard Franklin Dick Speck
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