Monday, March 20, 2017

Richard Steeves Killer Of Six

Richard Steeves Killer Of Six --- ===

crime: murder serial murderer killed: 6  Richard Steeves Killer Of Six  Boston Globe: Steeves has been confined to institutions for all but 18 months of his life since the age of 12. And his time on the outside had proved an invitation to disaster.  During 11 months of freedom in 1965 and ‘66, he went on a three-state killing rampage that claimed the lives of Harry Staples, 83, in Augusta; Lorenzo Troyer, 73, in North Berwick; William Mace, 70, in Rochester, N.H.; and Lewis Gephardt, 84, and his son Francis, 35, in West Lafayette, Ohio.  Steeves was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the Ohio and New Hampshire deaths and was not tried for the Maine killings

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  • Ex-convict repeat killer
  • Serial Killer
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Sentenced to life, a killer of six wants to go free - The Boston Globe
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/03/18/sentenced-life-killer-six.../story.html2 days ago - The last time Richard Steeves was set free was in October 1984. Less than six months later, he killed Russell Bailey, a 69-year-old shopkeeper ...Steeves said he has spent 30 years rehabilitating himself. He said he had transformed his life by undergoing intensive therapy to address his violent impulses, which were triggered by the extensive sexual abuse he said he had suffered since childhood. last time Richard Steeves was set free was in October 1984.  Less than six months later, he killed Russell Bailey, a 69-year-old shopkeeper in Wells — his sixth and final victim.

spent 19 years in New Hampshire custody after killing five men. He had been released in 1984 — this will sound familiar — as a success story for the state correctional system.

Steeves has been confined to institutions for all but 18 months of his life since the age of 12. And his time on the outside had proved an invitation to disaster.

During 11 months of freedom in 1965 and ‘66, he went on a three-state killing rampage that claimed the lives of Harry Staples, 83, in Augusta; Lorenzo Troyer, 73, in North Berwick; William Mace, 70, in Rochester, N.H.; and Lewis Gephardt, 84, and his son Francis, 35, in West Lafayette, Ohio.

Steeves was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the Ohio and New Hampshire deaths and was not tried for the Maine killings. The lack of full trials meant there was little evidence offered about Steeves’ motives. The courts committed him to the New Hampshire correctional system for life or until he was “restored to reason.’’


Steeves was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. New Hampshire officials said he was both self-destructive — he bears scars on his wrists from suicide attempts — and was feared on cell blocks and hospital wards.

REPORTER FIGHTS TESTIFYING AT TRIAL IN MURDERS - NYTimes ...
www.nytimes.com/1987/01/04/us/reporter-fights-testifying-at-trial-in-murders.html
Jan 4, 1987 - Mr. Steeves is accused of the April 1984 slaying of Russell Bailey, 69, and Harry Staples, 83, who was killed in 1965. Both men lived in Wells, ...
Missing: october

Man serving life for 1985 murder to get case reviewed — Midcoast ...
bangordailynews.com/.../man-serving-life-for-1985-murder-to-get-case-reviewed/
Feb 6, 2013 - 25 in Knox County Superior Court granted Richard Steeves a ... sentenced Steeves to a life term for the murder of Russell Bailey of Wells.