The Chicago Rippers

‘The Chicago Rippers’ terrorised the city between May 1981 and October 1982 and may have claimed as many as 18 lives. The rippers were four men: Robin Gecht, Ed Spreitzer and Andrew and Tommy Kokoraleis. The gang abducted women, raped them, strangled them to death and then mutilated and cannibalised parts of their bodies. On 6 October 1982 Beverly Washington, a 20-year-old prostitute, fell victim to the Rippers, but survived and was found barely alive by the police. She had been raped and slashed and her left breast had been removed - one of the gang’s signatures. She was able to give the police a good description of the men and while following this lead they found Gecht’s trophy case, which housed the amputated breasts of his victims, parts of which had been eaten. Gecht was given 120 years; Thomas Kokoraleis was given 70 years, whilst his brother Andrew and Spreitzer were condemned to death. Andrew Kokoraleis was the first to be executed on 17 March 1999, but in January 2003 Spreitzer’s death sentence was reduced to life without the possibility of parole. Thomas Kokoraleis had been a key witness in damming the rest of the men and as a result had received the lowest of all the sentences.

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Javelin

FUCK! I hate spiders!!
I've always wondered how tandem killers broached the subject and then acted on it. Four is really wack exempting wartime atrocities.
 

james dumas

Lurker
they were all led by Robin Gecht in a satanic cult of sorts.It happened in Villa Park ,a suburb of Chicago.They severed the left breast and consumed it as part of a satanic communion.They were first at thre Rip Van Winkle motel ,but left and held their sick satanic rites at Gecht's apartment that had an altar for said practices.They even grabbed Carole Pappas wife of the Chicago Cubs ptcher at the time.They were tracked down because the motel operator reported them as some kind of "cult wierdos ",when the police were canvassing the area.The two Korkoraleis brothers thoughtfully hadleft a forewarding address for any mail that arrived.
 

diac

NewbieX
I remember this when I was in highschool; there were alot of crazy murders running around the US through the 70's and 80's. The big ones I remember mainly were the Gacy and Atlanta killings around that time period.
 

diac

NewbieX
I do not remember this at all. I was living Chicago at that time born and raised there.
There's a good book out there about these guy's; it's pretty good. I had the book; but I lost everything in a fire a couple years ago; so I can't tell you the name of it off hand. It may have been timing why you don't remember these guy's (Example: Some crazed man in Greenbay chopped up his whole family a few days before Dahmer was arrested; and now nobody remembers him.)
 

Bethy 🔥

Sometimes life aint fair kiddo..
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I wonder if these poor girls were alive when these sic fuckers hacked the breast off :death: I dont care if they were prostitutes or not, they didnt deserve this murderous torture :facepalm:
 

Staggerg

Well Known Member
I wonder if these poor girls were alive when these sic fuckers hacked the breast off :death: I dont care if they were prostitutes or not, they didnt deserve this murderous torture :facepalm:
I'm with you Bethy, my only wish is that those sic fucks were given similar treatment, a long, painful and protracted death is what they deserve
 
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