Rare photos, interviews honor memory of 8 nurses slain by Richard Speck

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Rare photos, interviews honor memory of 8 nurses slain by Richard Speck

Post by Julie on Mon May 02, 2016 12:14 am

what an awesome, well written article that honors the memories of the 8 nurses.
(i read every word.)
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Rare photos, interviews honor memory of 8 nurses slain by Richard Speck

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
By Rosemary Regina Sobol
7 hrs ago

CHICAGO — A couple of days after his basement flooded, John Schmale finally mustered the energy to head downstairs and investigate the damage.

In the basement's dim overhead light, a big, brown cardboard box caught his eye, a box so soggy its bottom was ready to fall out. He lugged it upstairs. He opened it.

Inside sat four square, off-white boxes labeled "Kodak," and on top of them lay a sheet of thin pink paper. He instantly recognized his mother's cursive handwriting.

With a rush of excitement and a pang of dread, he read her penciled note: "Nina South Chicago Hospital."

Nina. His little sister. One of eight young nurses killed in a Chicago townhouse on July 14, 1966, by a man who became notorious: Richard Speck.

"I don't believe this," Schmale said to his wife on that day half a century later, gazing inside the box. "What do I have here?"

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/rare-photos-interviews-honor-memory-of-8-nurses-slain-by-richard-speck/ar-BBsuN6q?li=BBnbcA1

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Re: Rare photos, interviews honor memory of 8 nurses slain by Richard Speck

Post by Freckles on Mon May 02, 2016 12:17 pm

One of the first true crime books I read was regarding the murder of a nurse in the 1950s/60s. It was entitled, "Why Did They Kill?"  It reminded me of these killings by RS....
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