The Lipstick Killer : "For heaven's sake, catch me before I kill more. I cannot control myself"

The Lipstick Killer : "For heaven's sake, catch me before I kill more. I cannot control myself"

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The Lipstick Killer,  AKA William Heirens confessed to three murders,  most notable was 8 year old Suzanne Degnan.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Heirens

The Lipstick Killer, AKA William Heirens confessed to three murders, most notable was 8 year old Suzanne Degnan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Heirens

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In 1946, William Heirens, also known as the Lipstick Killer, confessed to murdering three women in Chicago which years later he recanted.

In 1946, William Heirens, also known as the Lipstick Killer, confessed to murdering three women in Chicago which years later he recanted.

William Heirens applied for release over 30 times during the 65 years he spent in prison, never wavering from his story of innocence.  Born in 1928 and imprisoned for life in 1946, William Heirens became the longest serving prisoner in the United States prison system.  With evidence which now suggests this was an innocent man, this is a horrifying realisation.

William Heirens applied for release over 30 times during the 65 years he spent in prison, never wavering from his story of innocence. Born in 1928 and imprisoned for life in 1946, William Heirens became the longest serving prisoner in the United States prison system. With evidence which now suggests this was an innocent man, this is a horrifying realisation.

William Heirens, dubbed the 'Lipstick Killer' for the murders of Josephine Ross, 43, Frances Brown, and Suzanne Degnan, 6 in Chicago during the 1940s.

William Heirens, dubbed the 'Lipstick Killer' for the murders of Josephine Ross, 43, Frances Brown, and Suzanne Degnan, 6 in Chicago during the 1940s.

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True crime about William Heirens

True crime about William Heirens

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After the arrest of William Heirens, his name was released to the media who reported falsely that he had confessed to the Lipstick Killer crimes. The pressure of the media and the call for his execution was the main reason William Heirens claimed he falsely confessed to the murders one month later.

After the arrest of William Heirens, his name was released to the media who reported falsely that he had confessed to the Lipstick Killer crimes. The pressure of the media and the call for his execution was the main reason William Heirens claimed he falsely confessed to the murders one month later.

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William Heirens was arrested in 1946 for the Lipstick murders of Chicago.  He spent 65 years in prison, being the longest serving prisoner in the US prison system until his death in March 2012.

William Heirens was arrested in 1946 for the Lipstick murders of Chicago. He spent 65 years in prison, being the longest serving prisoner in the US prison system until his death in March 2012.

William Heirens by the age of 14  he was arrested for carrying a loaded gun a search of his home would reveal more weapons hidden in a fridge in the loft.

William Heirens by the age of 14 he was arrested for carrying a loaded gun a search of his home would reveal more weapons hidden in a fridge in the loft.

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