IL - Three Riverside women slain at Starved Rock SP, 14 March 1960

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    Betty P Well-Known Member

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    The documentary video at the link is very good. It pretty much removed any doubt that Weger was the killer.
     
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    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    I remember when this was in the news, real time, around here-very creepy.
     
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    “My grandmother lives on in all of us,” said Diane Oetting, who was born after the murder of Lillian Oetting but fulfills a promise to her deceased father by traveling from her home in Montgomery for the parole hearings. “Weger wasn’t able to take that away. … He should serve the sentence that was given to him.”

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    “I just hope and pray they let him out,” said Weger’s younger sister, Mary Pruett, 77, of Smithville, Missouri. “The cruelty of what happened to (the victims), it really blows my mind. … I know my brother. That’s just not him. It doesn’t fit."

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    Earlier this week, however, the Tribune located a woman who in 1961 was the jury’s youngest member. She recently celebrated her 95th birthday. After all these years, the juror said she still is frightened, and her family asked that her name not be published to protect her privacy.

    “I wouldn’t think he would even want to get paroled,” she said. “He’s getting three meals and a bed and has nothing to worry about.”

    She recalled many details of her six weeks of jury duty but said she rarely thinks about it today. “I did my duty," she said. "I served. I did what I thought was right and never thought about it again.”
    Alabama granddaughter fights against parole in notorious 1960 murders of 3 Illinois women
     
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    meanmaryjean Verified RN (Pediatrics Specialty)

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    Parole approved for inmate in 1960 Starved Rock killings

    Parole granted. Hopefully the Governor steps in and stops this

    We visited Starved Rock many, many times during my childhood. I never heard about this case until it popped up on a page devoted to my grandmother's home town.
     
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    that's confusing - she's still frightened but rarely thinks about it
    are they talking about two different jurors?
     

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