Gerald W. Getty
Summary: public defender who was assigned to represent mass murderer Richard Speck during his 1966 trial for killing eight student nurses (Speck was sentenced to life in prison and died of a heart attack in 1991 at age 49), and who authored a 1974 book Public Defender that chronicled his nearly 30 years of work.
Cause of Death: Heart failure
Born: June 17, 1911
Died: February 29, 2004
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida