Boston Strangler

(redirected from Albert de Salvo)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
The name given by the media to one or more serial murderers who killed 13 single women between 1962 and 1964, most of whom were raped, then strangled, often with their own stockings (hence the alternative name, ‘the Silk Stocking Strangler’). While Albert DeSalvo confessed to the crimes, it is uncertain how many of the victims died at his hands. After breaking out of prison 2 years into his life sentence, he was caught and sent to a maximum security prison where he was stabbed to death six years later
References in periodicals archive ?
Author Sebastian Junger' Self-confessed Boston Strangler Albert De Salvo at his arrest
Both sides believe that Albert de Salvo, who was murdered in prison before he could stand trial, did not strangle 19-year-old Mary Sullivan or the others.
The story I heard was that Mark used to fool around w/ de Salvo's son under the stairs and that Albert de Salvo caught them once and screamed at them.