Richard Speck Victims, Death, Net Worth, Nationality, Crime, Wife, Family and Facts

Richard Speck was a serial killer who raped one woman and tortured and murdered eight student nurses at Chicago Community Hospital. He was convicted and sentenced to death during the trial, but the sentence was later overturned.

Richard Speck Net Worth, Bio, Wiki and Facts

Full Name: Richard Speck
Born Date: 06 Dec, 1941
Age: 81 years
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Lucky Number: 6
Lucky Stone: Turquoise
Lucky Color: Orange
Best Match for Marriage: Leo, Aquarius
Death Date: December 5, 1991
Gender: Male
Profession: Murderer, Criminal
Country: America
Height: 6 feet 1 inches (1.85m)
Marital Status: divorce
Married Date: January 19, 1962
Divorce Shirley Malone
Net Worth $1.1 Million
Eye Color Hazel eyes
Hair Color Dark brown hair
Birth Place Kirkwood, Illinois
Nationality American
Ethnicity White Caucasian
Religion Christian
Education J. L. Long Jr. High School, Crozier Technical High School, Dallas public schools
Father Benjamin Franklin Speck
Mother Mary Margaret Carbaugh
Siblings 7
Kids Bobby Lynn
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Earlier Years, Age, Birthdate, birthplace, Family and Siblings

Who is Richard Speck? Which was his School and College?

Richard Speck was born on December 6, 1941 in Kirkwood, Illinois, USA. Furthermore, his zodiac sign was Sagittarius, and he was 49 years old when he died. Richard Benjamin Speck is his given name, and he is also known as Richard Franklin Lindbergh. Benjamin Franklin Speck is his father, and Mary Margaret Carbaugh is his mother.

His family relocated to Monmouth, Illinois, shortly after his birth, along with his seven siblings. However, when Richard was six years old, his father died of a heart attack at the age of 53 in 1947. His mother fell in love with Carl August Rudolph Lindberg a few years later and married him on May 10, 1950, in Palo Pinto, Texas. During this time, he and his siblings were subjected to abuse at the hands of their stepfather.

Richard Speck attended the local school in rural Santo, Texas, where he was in third grade. After a year, his parents relocated to East Dallas, where he attended Dallas public schools from fourth to eighth grade. He then repeated eighth grade at J L Long Jr High School while refusing to speak in class. He later enrolled in ninth grade at Crozier Technical High School, but failed every class and did not return for the second semester.

Richard Speck Death Date, Age and Country

Murderer Richard Speck, 50, died on December 5, 1991, in Joliet, Illinois, United States.

Richard Speck  Net Worth 2023

His net worth is estimated to be around $1.1 million US dollars, according to online sources. There is no additional information about the criminal sources of income and salary.

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Professional Career of Richard

Richard Speck was an average student who committed a number of juvenile crimes during his childhood and college years. In 1955, he committed his first trespassing offense and was arrested for the first time. Around 1960, he dropped out of school at the age of 16 and began working odd jobs. At the same time, he developed a drinking problem.

In 1963, he was arrested for the second time after being caught forging a coworker’s paycheck and sentenced to three years in prison for forgery. He was granted parole and released from prison after serving 16 months in prison. One week after his release, he was arrested again for stabbing a woman in the parking lot of her apartment building with a knife. Later, in 1966, he purchased a used car and used it to rob a grocery store.

After this incident, he took a bus to Illinois with the help of his sister Carolyn to avoid his 42nd. He eventually returned to his hometown of Monmouth and committed his first murder there in April 1966. In his first murder, he killed a 32-year-old barmaid working at a local tavern in Monmouth with a blow to the stomach.

Caption: Richard Speck appears in court (Source: WGN Radio)

On April 30, 1966, he began working as a crewman on the freight ship “Clarence B Randall” after his brother-in-law Gene Thornton recommended him. Soon after, he developed severe appendicitis and had to be removed on May 3 for an emergency operation. On July 8, 1966, he applied for a seaman’s card at the National Maritime Union. Later, he was offered a position on a ship but lost out to a more experienced seaman.

More crime and more work

On July 13, 1966, he returned to the NMU and spent the rest of the day drinking at a local tavern. He then approached a 53-year-old woman at the bar, abducted her, and raped her in his room. Later that night, dressed in black, he walked to the nurses’ boarding house, carrying a handgun and a switchblade. He imprisoned the eight hostages in a room before stabbing or strangling them one at a time. Then, at 11 p.m., he entered the dormitory and murdered Patricia Matusek, Pamela Wilkening, Nina Jo Schmale, Suzanne Farris, Nina Jo Schmale, Merlita Gargullo, Nina Jo Schmale, Valentina Pasion, and Gloria Davy with a knife.

Richard Speck Victims
Caption. Victims of Richard Speck, 8 Nurses.

He imprisoned the eight hostages for several hours before stabbing or strangling them one by one. Gloria Davy, his last victim, was raped before he strangled him. Cora Amurao was the only survivor of the attack because she hid under a bed when he left the room and stayed there until the next morning.

On July 16, 1966, Dr. LeRoy Smith was the first to identify him. Cora Amurao was the only survivor of the attack because she hid under a bed while he was away. After a 12-day trial, a jury found him guilty of all eight murders on April 15, 1967. Speck was sentenced to death in November 1968, but his sentence was commuted to 50 years in prison. He died of a heart attack on December 5, 1991, after serving 25 years in prison.


When it came to awards and nominations, Richard Speck had never won any of them. Given his actions and crimes, there is no way he will ever receive awards or nominations after his death.

Relationship Status of Murderer Richard Speck

In October 1961, Richard Speck met Shirley Malone, a 15-year-old girl, at a Texas State Fair, and she became pregnant as a result of their relationship. On January 19, 1962, the couple married, and on July 5, 1962, his wife gave birth to a daughter named Bobby Lynn. He did, however, spend the majority of his marriage in and out of prison, and his wife filed for divorce in 1966.

During the summer of 1966, Richard Speck murdered eight student nurses at the South Chicago Community Hospital. Furthermore, he was responsible for several acts of violence against his family and others, but he eluded the police.

Richard Speck was arrested in Dallas, Texas. (From Wikipedia)

Body Measurements of Richard

Richard Speck was 6 feet 1 inch tall, with dark brown hair and hazel eyes. Aside from that, there is no information about the murderer’s other body measurements.

Richard Speck Social Media

Richard Speck was not active on any social media platforms because there were no such platforms. Furthermore, he spent the majority of his time in prison for a variety of crimes.