Boston Strangler


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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
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I'm alongside the Boston Strangler and on pages devoted to Nicole Kidman, which is nice.
The Boston Strangler had allegedly killed 11 women between the ages of 19 and 85 from 1962 to 1964.
BOSTON, Ramadan 2, 1434, Jul 11, 2013, SPA -- Investigators helped by advances in DNA technology finally have forensic evidence linking longtime suspect Albert DeSalvo to the last of the 1960s killings attributed to the Boston Strangler, leading many involved in the case to hope that it can finally be put to rest.
Massachusetts authorities have linked the 1964 murder of Mary Sullivan to self-professed "Boston Strangler" Albert DeSalvo through DNA evidence that was not around at the time of the killing, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said during a Thursday press conference announcing a "major development" in the case.
As far as I'm concerned, fingering Buckfast for the problems affecting sections of Scottish youth society seems a bit like blaming doorbell manufacturers for the crimes committed by the Boston Strangler.
District attorney Monique Lamont turns to detective Win Garano for a second time to solve a decades-old murder, the killing of a blind woman that the DA believes was the work of the Boston Strangler 2010 ***
A serial killer, the self-styled "Pretender," learned his deadly craft at the feet of another character from past books, the Snow White killer, is responsible for 26 known deaths as the tale begins, and has in turn amassed several acolytes of his own, who at his behest have now begun killing sprees across the US mimicking famous, or infamous, serial killers of years past: the Boston Strangler, the NY killer known as the Son of Sam, and the Zodiac Killer.
Actor Montgomery Clift's niece murdered and castrated her lover here in the 60s - the same decade as the Boston Strangler picked off some of his 13 victims in the area.
The star recalls his roles in films including Some Like it Hot, Spartacus and The Boston Strangler, and reveals his passion for artwork and painting.