The distressed pleading message written in lipstick by serial killer William Heirens, whom in the mid-1940’s made himself guilty of the murders of three women. As of his death in 2012, Heirens was reportedly the longest serving convict of the entire world, having served 65 years in American penitentiaries.
http://ift.tt/2qAtZmH of "The Lipstick Killer" William Heirens. In the 1940s he was convicted of killing 6-year-old Suzanne Degnan Frances Brown and Josephine Ross. Heirens got his nickname because he wrote "For heaven's sake catch me before I kill more. I cannot control myself" on Brown's wall in lipstick.
William Heirens applied for release over 30 times during the 65 years he spent in prison, never wavering from his story of innocence. Born in 1928 and imprisoned for life in 1946, William Heirens became the longest serving prisoner in the United States prison system. With evidence which now suggests this was an innocent man, this is a horrifying realisation.
After the arrest of William Heirens, his name was released to the media who reported falsely that he had confessed to the Lipstick Killer crimes. The pressure of the media and the call for his execution was the main reason William Heirens claimed he falsely confessed to the murders one month later.