Richard Speck, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Richard Speck

American mass murderer

Date of Birth: 06-Dec-1941

Place of Birth: Kirkwood, Illinois, United States

Date of Death: 05-Dec-1991

Profession: serial killer, criminal

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Richard Speck

  • Richard Benjamin Speck (December 6, 1941 – December 5, 1991) was an American mass murderer who systematically tortured, raped, and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital on the night of July 13 into the early morning hours of July 14, 1966.
  • He was convicted at trial and sentenced to death, but the sentence was later overturned due to issues with jury selection at his trial.
  • Speck died of a heart attack after 25 years in prison.
  • In 1996, videotapes featuring Speck were shown before the Illinois State Legislature to highlight some of the illegal activity that took place in prisons.

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