The Boston Strangler case
Albert DeSalvo, already in custody for robbery and sexual assault, claimed to be the Boston Strangler. Serving a sentence in Bridgewater State Hospital for other crimes, DeSalvo escaped with two other inmates and triggered a massive manhunt. He was captured the next day, Feb. 25, 1967. DeSalvo later recanted his confession. He was stabbed to death in his sleep in Walpole State Prison on Nov. 26, 1973.
The following slides highlight DeSalvo's criminal life.