On this episode of Those Conspiracy Guys we talk about one of the original spree killers and a man for whom the term ‘evil’ could be appropriately administered; Richard Speck. Speck killed 8 nurses in their dormitory in the Summer of 1966 and marked his place in history as one of the most brutal humans to ever live.
Speck was born to raise hell and showed this from an early age. His manipulate and abusive step-father got Richard into bad habits early and before long he was committing petty crimes and being arrested. His first sexual assaults and even murders went largely unpunished and he was blessed with lucky escapes from the law by moving around the US
Speck took his hostages and raped and murdered them over the course of an evening; one witness was left to idenitfy the crazed killer though. Cora Amurao, a nurse, was left alive to finger Speck in the dock while on trial. Speck was also featured in the recent crime drama Mindhunter and remains one of the most famous murderers of all time.