WILLIAM HEIRENS ARRESTED AS A TEENAGER OF 17, IS NOW SERVING HIS SIXTY-THIRD YEAR FOR CRIMES I (and many others) BELIEVE HE DID NOT COMMIT
In Most Evil I devote three chapters to my investigation of the 1945-1946 Chicago, “Red Lipstick Murders”
Based on my now six-years investigation and a review of the original facts, police reports, and autopsy findings related to those three murders, it is my professional opinion that: 1) William Heirens could not possibly have committed the three separate murders as alleged by the Chicago P.D. and 2) Dr. George Hill Hodel, based on compelling evidence presented in my investigation, most probably DID COMMIT THOSE CRIMES.
The facts establishing Bill Heirens innocence and pointing towards George Hodel’s guilt can be found summarized both in Most Evil and in author Dolores Kennedy’s book, William Heirens: His Day in Court (Bonus Books Inc., Chicago, 1991).
I will be presenting a blog in the near future on the WILLIAM HEIRENS STORY which to my mind IS THE REAL HEADLINE and an ONGOING TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE.
In the below interview I provide a quick overview of the facts related to Bill Heirens and Chicago’s Red Lipstick Murders.
Below photograph shows teenager Bill Heirens surrounded by 21 “spectators” in what can only be described as a circus-like atmosphere, where he is about “to confess.” In trade for his “confession” the Chicago DA has agreed to not execute him and will “let him live.”
July 30, 1946: Heirens in white shirt (center ring) about to give his “confession”
Bill Heirens is today serving his r 63-year in the Illinois State prison system.
He will be 81 in a few days.
Bill Heirens 2003