Juries: All Deliberate, Little Speed

Many veniremen are obviously eager to be among the twelve jurors who will sit in judgment on Richard Speck, 25, the adrift seaman who is accused of murdering eight student nurses in Chicago last July. A middle-aged pastry cook from Peoria, 111., assured a quizzical prosecutor, "I've not discussed the case nor heard anything about it on the radio. I'd be fair, all right." Yet when Speck's court-appointed attorney, Gerald Getty, asked her if she thought she could honestly find Speck innocent, she shook her head and replied, "No, it was taking life, after all." She was excused —as...

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