The Illinois Prisoner Review Board voted 14-0 to deny parole for 78-year-old William Heirens.
Heirens was convicted of the 1945 killings of two Chicago women and the 1946 kidnapping, dismemberment and murder of a 6-year-old girl. He was sentenced to three back-to-back life terms and has spent 61 years behind bars.
Members of the review board noted the brutal nature of Heirens' crimes in denying him parole. They noted that he's a different man than he was 60 years ago but said it would be disrespect for the law to allow him parole.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.