“We knocked on the girls' door. No one answered. It wasn't planned or nothing. When we got upstairs we seen them all in the bedrooms asleep. There were three or four bedrooms, I don't know how many. Some girls woke up. We said, ‘Stickup! We want your money.’ I told one of them to get the money. She spit in my face and said she’d pick me out of a lineup. Ninety-nine percent of the people in this country are stool pigeons. I just blew.”


From a 1978 interview with Chicago Tribune columnist Bob Greene at Statesville Prison in Illinois. It was the only interview that Speck, who hated the media, ever granted. Speck's claims that he had an accomplice with him were dismissed by police.

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