NATION : Killer Speck Is Denied Parole

From Times Wire Services

The Illinois Prisoner Review Board today for the seventh time denied a parole petition for Richard Speck, convicted of the stabbing and strangling 24 years ago of eight student nurses--a case prosecutors said "shocked and dismayed the world."

Board spokesman Joe Volpe said the petition was denied without comment and the case continued until September, 1993.

Speck's parole petition drew more than 21,000 letters of protest.

In a hearing before the board last week, a classmate and relatives of the nurses killed by Speck on July 13, 1966, pleaded with with the board to keep the killer in prison.

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