NARY A SPECK OF DECENCY

A MASS MURDERER'S VIDEO PUTS THE LIE TO HARD TIME

As unsavory in death as he was in life, mass murderer Richard Speck has come back to haunt the Illinois department of corrections. Last week state legislators packed a hearing room to view a two-hour tape of Speck cavorting with his prison lover. Purportedly filmed in 1988, three years before Speck's death, the tape shows the two inmates snorting cocaine, rolling marijuana joints, brandishing a roll of $100 bills and engaging in oral sex. "If they only knew how much fun I was having," Speck deadpans to the camera, "they would turn me loose."

Speck, who was convicted of the 1966...

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