ROBIN GECHT ( Chicago Rippers ) - letter, envelope ( 1997 ) + DAVID GECHT letter, envelope ( 2005 ) FATHER - SON
The first letter includes a 3 page typed letter from alleged cannibal - Satanic Cult Leader, Robin Gecht.
Letter includes general correspondence with a penpal, in which he explains of recently recovering from a heart attack and some of his daily routine in prison.
He signs the letter at the end, "Friends, - Robin"
Letter is dated May 20, 1997 ( - an older letter ) and includes the postmarked envelope in which it was sent in from the prison.
The second letter includes a 4 page hand written letter from David Gecht ( The son of Robin Gecht. ) - who was later involed with a seperate murder, ( as a Gang member )
Letter includes general correspondence with a penpal, in which he explains a little about himself, growing up, and prison life. He talks about joining a gang to "be cool" when he was young, and later his struggles to leave the gang.... much older.
He signs the letter at the end, "Sincerely, - David"
Letter includes the envelope in which it was sent in from the prison.... postmarked July 25, 2005.
Rapist's Son Is Among 3 Charged In Slaying -- March 07, 1999
Robin Gecht ( The "Chicago Rippers" )
The Chicago Rippers was a satanic cult and organized crime group composed of Robin Gecht (who once worked for the serial killer John Wayne Gacy) and three associates ( Edward Spreitzer with brothers Andrew and Thomas Kokoraleis ).
They were suspected in the disappearances of 18 women in Chicago, Illinois in 1981 and '82. Gecht and his gang allegedly drove around in a van looking for prostitutes to sacrifice in Gecht's apartment. They claimed to have removed one breast from each victim and eaten it as Gecht read passages of The Satanic Bible. It has also been said that they, after severing the breast, took turns raping the open wound. They then proceeded to each masturbate into the flesh of the breast, chop it into pieces, and devour it.
These men were arrested in 1982 for the stabbing of a teenaged prostitute. Although Gecht's associates and other witnesses implicated him in some of the deaths, investigators never had enough evidence to charge him with murder. Gecht is serving 120 years in Menard Correctional Center for mutilating and raping an 18-year-old prostitute.
Edward Spreitzer and Andrew Kokoraleis were sentenced to death. On March 16, 1999, 35-year-old Kokoraleis was executed by lethal injection at Tamms Correctional Center in Southern Illinois for the 1982 strangulation murder of Lorraine Borowski, a 21-year-old secretary at a real estate office who had been abducted on her way to work. Her mutilated body was found in a cemetery.
Defense attorneys unsuccessfully argued that Kokoraleis was coerced into confessing. They also argued that new information cast doubt on the credibility of confessions by two co-defendants who accused him. Andrew, who had been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Rose Beck Davis, was the first prisoner executed at a new super-maximum-security prison in southern Illinois.
Thomas Kokoraleis was convicted of Lorraine Borowski's murder and received a life sentence. His life sentence was later commuted and he is now scheduled to be released on September 30, 2017; he is currently in Illinois River Correctional Center.
On March 7, 1999, Robin Gecht's son David and three others were charged with first-degree murder in connection with a shooting death which police believe to be gang-related.
Edward Spreitzer's death sentence was commuted in George H. Ryan's last-minute commutation of all death sentences in Illinois in 2003. Incidentally, Andrew Kokoraleis' was Governor Ryan's only execution, just over two months into his administration. Kokoraleis was also the last inmate executed in Illinois, almost 12 years before Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation to abolish the death penalty on March 9, 2011, and commuted 15 death sentences to life imprisonment without parole.
In almost every murder his gang is suspected of committing, there was grotesque mutilation of their victims’ breasts.
"Well, in answer to your question on obsession with breast," Gecht replied, "It is a thing with my entire family going back as I’m told to great grandfather." Gecht explains, "Each of us men have married large breast women. My ex-wife is a 39D and yes she was very satisfying to me."
"As to your question about having sex with breast...I have no real obsession with breast in that form. Only a very sick person would even think that." Edward Spreitzer, Gecht’s alleged partner, claims that Robin once became so furious with his wife that he cut off her nipples.
The Chicago Rippers had four members. At age 30, Gecht was the only adult and assumed the role of mentor and leader. Spreitzer was 21 and the Kokoraleis brothers, Tommy and Andrew, were only teenagers. In 1981 and 1982, the group reportedly committed dozens of murders involving rape, torture and mutilation.
Gecht claims that he is innocent of the murders, innocent of any murder for that matter, and that he didn’t even know the other members when most of the victims were killed. "First mistake...is considering me a serial killer...am not considered one...I have never killed or took part in any such acts nor ever charged in any murders of anyone."
Of the four men supposedly responsible for these killings, Gecht is the only one who was not charged with murder. The other three not only confessed to their involvement, but claimed that Gecht was in charge and they were only following his lead.
Edward Spreitzer is adamant about Gecht’s guilt and offers detailed descriptions of his sick escapades: "A black female was picked up, blindfolded and gagged. Robin shoot her point blank in the head. Put chains around her neck and legs, attached two bowling balls and threw her in the water. I understand her body was not found."