Boston Strangler Essay

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The Boston Strangler By: Erikka Silveira Criminal Justice T2 5/11/12 Between June 14, 1962 and January 4, 1964, Albert DeSalvo was considered the Boston Strangler, responsible for the killings of 13 single women between the ages of 19 and 85, but he was never charged. The Boston strangler is a name attributed to the murders of these women. Most of these murders took place in the homes of the victims, with no signs of forced entry, which means they had to have let their assailant into their home, thinking it was an apartment hhmaintenance man, delivery man, or some other service man. The Boston strangler case was never closed. DeSalvo's confession remains the only evidence linking him to the case, and it contradicts the autopsy findings. All the women who were murdered by the Boston strangler, had also been sexually assaulted, most being strangled afterwards with a piece of their own clothing, usually with nylons. Even though nobody had ever officially been on trial as the Boston strangler, the public believed that Albert DeSalvo, who confessed in detail to each of the strangler murders, as well as others, was the murderer. However, at the time DeSalvo confessed, most people who knew him personally did not believe him capable of the vicious crimes and today there is a persuasive case to be made that DeSalvo wasn't the killer after all. The Boston Strangler operated in the Boston area during a two-year span in the early 1960s. The "Silk Stocking Murders" is another name given to the same series of crimes. Though Albert DeSalvo confessed to the murders, many experts and investigators have doubts as to his involvement in the crimes.In the Boston area, beginning in June 1962 and ending in January 1964, 13 women were killed, mainly by strangulation. Most of the victims were found with their own nylons wrapped several times around their neck and tied with a bow.
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