A forthcoming true crime film featuring Keira Knightley, David Dastmalchian, Carrie Coon, and others will investigate the disturbing case of the Boston Strangler killings in the 1960s. The video, dubbed Boston Strangler, will be released on Hulu on March 17, 2023. Matt Ruskin wrote and produced the film.
Hulu’s formal description of the film is as follows:
“A true-crime drama about the Boston Strangler killings and the writers Loretta Mclaughlin and Jean Cole who broke the story. As the murderer takes more victims, the two follow the case, placing their own lives in danger to find the truth.”
The Boston Strangler, alias Albert DeSalvo, reportedly murdered thirteen women ranging in age from 19 to 85. Since Hulu released the teaser for the highly anticipated film, fans have been anxious to learn more about the heartbreaking case.
5 important details about the terrifying Boston Strangler case
1) From 1962 to 1964, the Boston Strangler terrorized the city’s streets.
Between June 14, 1962, and January 4, 1964, the cruel serial murderer known as the “Boston Strangler” aggressively murdered women. The murderer, originally from Chelsea, Massachusetts, used to live at 11 Florence Street Park in Malden, Massachusetts, during the Boston serial murders. The killer went on to slaughter 13 women after receiving an honorary release from the United States Army, where he worked as a military police officer.
2) All of the killer’s victims were single.
All of the women whose lives were cut short by the cruel killer were unmarried and aged 19 to 85. Anna Slesers (55), Mary Sullivan (19), Mary Mullen (85), Joann Graff (23), Nina Nichols (68), Evelyn Corbin (57), Helen Blake (65), Beverly Samans (23), Ida Irga (75), Mary Brown (69), Jane Sullivan (67), Patricia Bissette (23), and Sophie Clark were among those who took part (20).
Anna Slesers, whose corpse was found by authorities on June 14, 1962, at 77 Gainsborough Street in Boston, was his first victim. Mary Sullivan, the last victim of the notorious Boston serial murderer, was discovered deceased on January 4, 1964, at 44-A Charles Street in Boston.
3) The murderer killed the majority of the victims after sexually assaulting them.
According to DNA evidence, the majority of the Boston killer’s victims were sexually attacked and tormented before being murdered. The assassin mostly murdered his victims by choking them with garments in their homes. There were no indications of forcible entrance found in the victims’ residences, suggesting that they were all acquainted with the murderer. According to reports, the murderer’s eldest victim died of a heart attack. Two of the victims were viciously hacked to death, and another was cruelly assaulted.
4) In 1967, Albert DeSalvo admitted to being the Boston killer.
Albert DeSalvo, a Boston resident, was detained on s*xual attack allegations on February 25, 1967. During his confinement, he readily admitted to being the notorious Boston Strangler. Although there was no tangible proof linking him to all 13 killings at the time, the man’s surprising revelations led to him being regarded as the accused murderer.
5) Albert DeSalvo was assassinated.
Despite the killer’s lawyer’s request that the judge rule on lunacy, Albert was condemned to life in prison. At the moment, his counsel allegedly stated:
“My aim was to get the Strangler into a facility so that physicians could figure out what drove him to murder. Research that could have helped prevent other mass murderers who resided among us, waiting for the spark to go off inside them, has been lost to society.”
On November 25, 1973, while in jail, the guy was slashed to death by another prisoner.