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William Heirens Mug shot of William Heirens (2004) Background information Birth name William George Heirens Also known as The Lipstick Killer Born November 15, 1928 Evanston, Illinois[1] Died March 5, 2012 (aged 83) Chicago, Illinois Sentence Life sentence with the possibility of parole. Killings Number of victims 3 Country U.S. State(s) Illinois Date apprehended June 26, 1946

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William Heirens

In 1946, William Heirens, also known as the Lipstick Killer, confessed to murdering three women in Chicago which years later he recanted.

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The Lipstick Killer

William Heirens, dubbed the 'Lipstick Killer' for the murders of Josephine Ross, 43, Frances Brown, and Suzanne Degnan, 6 in Chicago during the 1940s.

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William Heirens: The 1946 Lipstick Killer

William Heirens applied for release over 30 times during the 65 years he spent in prison, never wavering from his story of innocence. Born in 1928 and imprisoned for life in 1946, William Heirens became the longest serving prisoner in the United States prison system. With evidence which now suggests this was an innocent man, this is a horrifying realisation.

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William Heirens: The 1946 Lipstick Killer

Imprisoned in 1946 for the �Lipstick Killer� murders of Chicago, William Heirens served 65 years despite evidence suggesting his innocence.

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William Heirens: The 1946 Lipstick Killer

After the arrest of William Heirens, his name was released to the media who reported falsely that he had confessed to the Lipstick Killer crimes. The pressure of the media and the call for his execution was the main reason William Heirens claimed he falsely confessed to the murders one month later.

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