(CBS) — It was a triple murder that stunned the Midwest in March 1960: the killings of three Riverside women whose bodies found in Starved Rock State Park.
Thursday, the man convicted of those murders is asking for parole again.READ MORE: Gov. JB Pritzker Announces Vaccine Or Weekly Testing Mandate For Illinois Daycare Workers
The 1961, trial of Chester Weger was the first case for then-26-year-old prosecutor Anthony Raccuglia.
“If they let that man loose, every person that investigated this case, every lawyer that assisted in the trial, the judge, the witnesses — over 100 witnesses — will all roll over in their grave,” says Raccuglia, now 83, tells WBBM’s Steve Miller.
“I’m probably — along with Mrs. Porter, the lone juror in this case — are the only two people alive.”READ MORE: K-9, Riggs, Expected To Recover After Being Shot By Chicago Homicide Suspect During Confrontation With Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy
That would be juror Nancy Porter, who is 92.
“He should’ve been freed a long time ago, as far as I’m concerned,” she says.
Porter now thinks Weger is innocent. She believes Weger was too small a man to have killed the three women.MORE NEWS: No Arrests In Death Of Zion Mother Melanie Yates, Hit By A Stray Bullet
Weger is now 77 and serving a life sentence. He has been asking for parole since the early-1970s.