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

The exterior of the house where Richard Speck murdered eight nurses

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

Cloth bindings found at the murder scene

Speck assured the girls that he was only going to rob them; however, his initial plan soon took a dark turn.

Bloodsoaked room Richard Speck murdered eight nurses in

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

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