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William Heirens    Mug shot of William Heirens (2004)  Background information  Birth name	William George Heirens  Also known as	The Lipstick Killer  Born	November 15, 1928  Evanston, Illinois[1]  Died	March 5, 2012 (aged 83)  Chicago, Illinois  Sentence	Life sentence with the possibility of parole.  Killings  Number of victims	3  Country	U.S.  State(s)	Illinois  Date apprehended	June 26, 1946

William Heirens Mug shot of William Heirens (2004) Background information Birth name William George Heirens Also known as The Lipstick Killer Born November 15, 1928 Evanston, Illinois[1] Died March 5, 2012 (aged 83) Chicago, Illinois Sentence Life sentence with the possibility of parole. Killings Number of victims 3 Country U.S. State(s) Illinois Date apprehended June 26, 1946

The distressed pleading message written in lipstick by serial killer William Heirens, whom in the mid-1940’s made himself guilty of the murders of three women. As of his death in 2012, Heirens was reportedly the longest serving convict of the entire world, having served 65 years in American penitentiaries.

The distressed pleading message written in lipstick by serial killer William Heirens, whom in the mid-1940’s made himself guilty of the murders of three women. As of his death in 2012, Heirens was reportedly the longest serving convict of the entire world, having served 65 years in American penitentiaries.

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.

Imprisoned in 1946 for the �Lipstick Killer� murders of Chicago, William Heirens served 65 years despite evidence suggesting his innocence.

Imprisoned in 1946 for the �Lipstick Killer� murders of Chicago, William Heirens served 65 years despite evidence suggesting his innocence.

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.

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.

William Heirens ~ Plea for help.

William Heirens ~ Plea for help.

William Heirens watercolor painting signed Bill Heirens - Supernaught True Crime…

William Heirens watercolor painting signed Bill Heirens - Supernaught True Crime…

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 spent time in the hospital ward he suffered from diabetes always had swollen legs and was losing his sight.

William Heirens spent time in the hospital ward he suffered from diabetes always had swollen legs and was losing his sight.

The Lipstick Killer: Was William Heirens Innocent?

The Lipstick Killer: Was William Heirens Innocent?

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.