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William Heirens, the notorious “Lipstick Killer” who confessed to three murders on the North Side in the 1940s, has died after over 65 years in prison. The 83 years old was pronounced dead at 8:45 p.m. Monday at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. He was the longest-serving inmate in Illinois history.

Heirens was a 17-year-old college student when he confessed to killing two women in their homes and strangling 6-year-old Suzanne Degnan, whose body was dismembered and disposed of in the city’s sewers. The slayings caused a media sensation in 1940s Chicago.

Heirens said he confessed to avoid an almost certain sentence of death in the electric chair. He  recanted his admissions of guilt and, ever since, maintained he was innocent.

(Source: muamartini)

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One sick boy…
American serial killer William Heirens wrote this message on the wall of his victim’s bedroom in lipstick after stabbing the woman to death in 1945. It earned him the nickname “The Lipstick Killer.” 7 months before, he had killed another woman, also stabbed to death in her apartment. In January 7, 1946, Heirens kidnapped, strangled and then dismembered Suzanne Degnan, who was 6 years old. 
Heirens was 17 and sentenced to a life in prison in 1946. He’s now 82 and still in prison.

One sick boy…

American serial killer William Heirens wrote this message on the wall of his victim’s bedroom in lipstick after stabbing the woman to death in 1945. It earned him the nickname “The Lipstick Killer.” 7 months before, he had killed another woman, also stabbed to death in her apartment. In January 7, 1946, Heirens kidnapped, strangled and then dismembered Suzanne Degnan, who was 6 years old.

Heirens was 17 and sentenced to a life in prison in 1946. He’s now 82 and still in prison.

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Note written in lipstick by serial killer William Heirens in the crime scene where he killed Frances Brown (her own apartment).
Known as The Lipstick Killer, he also killed 2 more people in Chicago, including a 6 year old girl, who dismembered and hid the parts in different places. He was 17 and got a life sentence in 1946, now he’s 81 and still in prison.

Note written in lipstick by serial killer William Heirens in the crime scene where he killed Frances Brown (her own apartment).

Known as The Lipstick Killer, he also killed 2 more people in Chicago, including a 6 year old girl, who dismembered and hid the parts in different places. He was 17 and got a life sentence in 1946, now he’s 81 and still in prison.

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