Gerald W. Getty

 

 

Age: 92

 

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