On the night of July 13, 1966, 25-year-old career criminal Richard Speck broke into the townhouse for student nurses of the South Chicago Community Hospital, with an intention of committing a routine burglary.

Following the Blood-Soaked Footsteps of Richard Speck

Upon entering the residence, Speck encountered 9 young women, all of which he tied up at gunpoint using strips torn from bedsheets.

Following the Blood-Soaked Footsteps of Richard Speck

Speck assured the girls that he was only going to rob them.

Following the Blood-Soaked Footsteps of Richard Speck

However, his initial plan soon took a dark turn.

Following the Blood-Soaked Footsteps of Richard Speck

After robbing the nurses, Speck took them into separate rooms, killing them one by one.

Following the Blood-Soaked Footsteps of Richard Speck

The remaining women had no other choice than to listen to the muffled screams of their roommates being brutally murdered.

Following the Blood-Soaked Footsteps of Richard Speck

Fortunately, one of Speck’s intended victims, Corazon Amurao, managed to escape his clutches of madness by hiding under a bed.

Following the Blood-Soaked Footsteps of Richard Speck

Amurao waited until 6 a.m. the following day, crawled out onto a second-story ledge and alerted the police.

Following the Blood-Soaked Footsteps of Richard Speck

Although Speck was initially sentenced to death, the sentence was later overturned due to issues with jury selection at his trial.

Following the Blood-Soaked Footsteps of Richard Speck

In 1972, Speck was re-sentenced to from 400 to 1,200 years in prison (eight consecutive sentences of 50 to 150 years).

Speck died of a heart attack on December 5, 1991, the eve of his 50th birthday.

Behind the Tape Photobook features 6 more never-before-seen graphic shots following the bloody footsteps of Richard Speck, as well as nearly a thousand more crime scene photos.
WARNING: THE PHOTOBOOK ISN’T FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.

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