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Book Claims Wrong Man Charged In Chicago, 'Lipstick Murders'

In the late 1940s, Chicago residents were terrorized by a series of murders. Phrases written in lipstick at some of the murder scenes secured a place in history for those crimes. And in 1946, a 17-year-old University of Chicago student was arrested for the infamous Lipstick Murders. William Heirens sits in prison 63 years later. And there's someone who says the wrong man was charged with those crimes. In his book, Most Evil: The Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel, best-selling author and former Los Angeles detective Steve Hodel accuses his eccentric father George Hodel of being the real Lipstick Killer.

Warning: This interview contains some graphic depictions of gruesome murders and might not be suitable for more sensitive listeners.

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This headline has been corrected. The book is about the"Lipstick Murders," not "Black Dahlia" murder.

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