Trials: The Press & Richard Speck

"We don't want a reversal on this case, as we've had in the recent past, because of anything that's been published that is prejudicial to a fair trial." With these cautionary words to reporters. Illinois Judge Herbert Paschen prepared to preside over the trial of Richard Speck, the 25-year-old ex-seaman who is accused of the savage and systematic murders of eight young student nurses in Chicago last July. To head off what he thought might be sensational press coverage. Judge Paschen set down some unusually specific restrictions on what newsmen could do and print. In 14...

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