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Man who claimed to be the Boston Strangler officially named as the notorious killer after DNA tests 'prove' he carried out the grisly murders 49 years later

Boston Strangler: Self-admitted Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo, pictured left in 1967, has reportedly been charged in the murder of Mary Sullivan. DNA tests prove he's the killer. It's said he killed possibly eleven women.

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Albert DeSalvo (September 3, 1931 – November 25, 1973) was a criminal in Boston, Massachusetts, who confessed to being the "Boston Strangler", the murderer of thirteen women in the Boston area. DeSalvo was not imprisoned for these murders, however, but for a series of rapes. His murder confession has been disputed and debate continues as to which crimes DeSalvo had actually committed.

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Albert DeSalvo flanked by two policeman, Jan 18, 1967. The man who claimed to be the Boston Strangler was jailed for life after being convicted of assault and armed robbery against 4 women in Connecticut. He says he murdered 13 single women in the Boston area between June 1962 and January 1964. He was stabbed to death in Nov, 1973, trying to enter the drug trade at Walpole State Prison. DNA evidence obtained in 2001 did not match evidence found on one of the murdered Boston women.

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Man who claimed to be the Boston Strangler officially named as the notorious killer after DNA tests 'prove' he carried out the grisly murders 49 years later

Albert DeSalvo, the Boston Strangler, murdered 11 women 50 years ago. They finally closed the case in July 2013.

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from About.com News & Issues

Albert DeSalvo

Albert DeSalvo, the Boston Strangler, serial killer. Convicted of murdering 13 women but his confession has been disputed. Murdered in prison.

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Albert Desalvo (Boston Strangler-Top Right) and Sebastian Junger (Baby), who will be future author on book about the Boston Strangler (and "A Perfect Storm")

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