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Richard Speck

Slaughtered eight nurses in July 1966 because it "just wasn't their night". Speck lived for the next 25 years in prison where he adapted quite well: got himself a big beautiful black boyfriend, grew a pair of tits from a steady regimen of hormone injections. "If they only knew how much fun I was having in here, they would turn me loose." He died of natural causes in 1991, his ass quite a bit looser than it was back in '66.

Timeline

6 Dec 1941 Richard Speck born, Kirkwood IL.
1961 Marries Shirley Malone, age 15.
1965 Assaults a woman in Dallas, TX. Sentenced to 490 days jail.
Mar 1966 Separates from wife.
1966 Receives an appendectomy.
13 Jul 1966 Murders eight nurses on the night of the 13th/14th, Chicago IL.
17 Jul 1966 Attempts suicide, fails. Hospital recognizes his tattoo, leading to Speck's arrest.
Apr 1967 Convicted of murder.
1988 Pornographic video of Speck filmed in Statesville Prison, showing his prominent boobies, snorting cocaine, and Speck saying "If they only knew how much fun I was having in here, they would turn me loose."
5 Dec 1991 Richard Speck dies of a heart attack.
1996 Video from 1988 released.