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I, myself would like to know where to get that book, sounds really interesting. Its nice to know also that she is now living a good life.

Apr 9, 2008 - 09:38 pm
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Hey 12 step, there are a few of us that know the details, and you are right if anyone needed killin it was him. Glad to hear you and your mother are doing well. I was sorry to hear about your grandfather.

Apr 9, 2008 - 11:00 pm
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All of Norms books are in the Library

Apr 10, 2008 - 05:15 am
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Thank you for the responses. I was bored at work and for some reason decided to google my mothers name. I have never known of literature existing about the case and I am looking forward to reading it. Always remember that there is a story behind the story in every case, no matter how grisly it may seem! By no means was what she did acceptable, but she was not in her right mind, I assure you that.

Apr 10, 2008 - 12:12 pm
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12step06--- You do not need to answer this if you do not want to, I respect your privacy. How old were you when this event took place ?


Apr 10, 2008 - 12:54 pm
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Do you remember Richard Speck?

Speck's jury trial began April 3, 1967, in Peoria, Illinois, three hours southwest of Chicago, with a gag order on the press.[8] In court, Speck was dramatically identified by the sole surviving student nurse, Cora Amurao. When Amurao was asked if she could identify the killer of her fellow students, Amurao rose from her seat in the witness box, walked directly in front of Speck and pointed her finger at him, nearly touching him, and said, "This is the man."

Lieutenant Emil Giese testified regarding the fingerprints which were matched. He provided the scientific evidence the prosecution needed for conviction and with Amurao's testimony, placed the evidence against Speck beyond a reasonable doubt which persuaded jurors.[5]

On April 15, after 49 minutes of deliberation, the jury found Speck guilty and recommended the death penalty. On June 5, Judge Herbert J. Paschen sentenced Speck to die in the electric chair but granted an immediate stay pending automatic appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court, which upheld his conviction and death sentence on November 22, 1968.[9]


Apr 10, 2008 - 12:56 pm
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I'm definetly going to the library this weekend and looking up this book!

Apr 10, 2008 - 12:58 pm
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I don't know this to be a fact, but there is a good chance you might not find it outside of the Peoria library.

Apr 10, 2008 - 01:05 pm
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Mr Historian
Are there any Cannons in your research. There was a MW that did his share along with the Jollifs in the late 30 or early 40.

Harley

Apr 10, 2008 - 02:33 pm
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I can ask him for you Harley. He doesn't come on here anymore, but I talk to him regularly. I'll ask him and let ya' know.

Apr 10, 2008 - 07:11 pm
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Do you know what ever became of Todd Gorsuch? He killed his sister and her friend at the age of 14 near Brimfield back in 1970. I have read that they let out to attend school but know nothing of him since 1976

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