Richard Biegenwald

 

 

Age: 67

 

Summary: New Jersey serial killer known as the "Thrill Killer" who took the lives of at least six people including his wife in 1959, but thwarted the state's attempts to execute him, who was twice sentenced to death for the 1982 murder of 18-year-old Anna Olesiewicz, whom he lured from the Asbury Park boardwalk with the promise of marijuana (it was among the earliest death sentences handed down after the state reinstated the death penalty in 1982), in which the state Supreme Court overturned the death sentences and the Legislature abolished capital punishment in 2007.

 

 

Cause of Death: Respiratory and kidney failure

 

Born: August 24, 1940

 

Died: March 10, 2008

 

Location: Trenton, New Jersey