William Heirens was a 17 yr old boy when he was arrested during a burgulary attempt. The city of Chicago was gripped by terror after the murder of a 6 yr old girl. The State Attorney had promised to find the killer and to convict him as soon as possible. After the first few suspects were detained and then released, he was keen to have a definate conviction to put the city at ease. This is where William Heirens comes into it, caught just a few blocks from the murder sceen the State Attorney then proclaimed to the papers that this time he definately had there killer in custoday. With no more then a partical fingerprint that wasn't even a proper match he got the defense team to work on convicting william of the murder of the child and two other un-solved murders. william was 17 in 1946 when he was convicted of 3 life sentences to run consective and 1 sentence of a year to life. That is a total of 61 yrs at the very least to serve. William is now 80 yrs old has has been in jail for 62 yrs. He has more then done his time as i am fully convinced that he is an innocent man. I am including a link below of his case that can explain all the evidence and why i am convinced that he is innocent whole heartedly. Please take the time to read it and sign my petition. thank you. http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/predators/heirens/heirens_1.html
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lisa wheeless, United States6 years ago Comments: all the evidence against william is very questionable. I think the case needs to more research.
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