Albert DeSalvo: The Boston Strangler? Essay by JPWrite

Albert DeSalvo: The Boston Strangler?
A study of Albert DeSalvo, the self-confessed Boston Strangler.
# 65486 | 2,090 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on May 12, 2006 in Law (Historic Trials) , Criminology (General)

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This paper looks at the now cold case of the Boston Strangler from the 1950s. The author examines the life of Albert DeSalvo, who confessed to the crimes, but was murdered before he could be tried and convicted. The paper attempts to determine whether DeSalvo was in fact the strangler, based on his previous criminal convictions and other personal details.

From the Paper:

"Whether his stories of maltreatment are true is questionable, as he tended to be a braggart from childhood. He told of seeing his father knock out all his mother's teeth and then break all her fingers, as well as hitting Albert in the back with a pipe for moving to slowly. He also claimed his father sold him, along with his two sisters to a farmer in Maine for nine dollars, to be used as slave labor. DeSalvo also claimed that his father would bring prostitutes to their home and then strike his mother in front of them. This abuse continued until Frank and Charlotte DeSalvo divorced in 1944 ("

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