Starved Rock Murders: Victim's relati...

Starved Rock Murders: Victim's relative speaks against Weger parole

There are 11 comments on the The Times story from Aug 28, 2008, titled Starved Rock Murders: Victim's relative speaks against Weger parole. In it, The Times reports that:

Diane Oetting never knew her grandmother, but she is aware of her grandmother's killer -- Chester Weger.

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Princeton, IL

#1 Sep 26, 2008
Why can she not be objective enough to realize there are two sides to every story. I Hope that when that whole family stands before god that they can explain why they fought so hard to keep an Innocent person in jail, and cause so much grief to another family while public officials gained fame and made there fortune!!! Yes I was there and heard the academy award winning performance about not having turkey, mashed potatoes, etc. cooked by grandma. Where you even born? Good play by ex prosecuter A. Raccuglia. His whole life has been based on this. Along with other individuals. He should have been in movies

Chicago, IL

#2 Jun 28, 2010
June 28, 2010 I did my Masters thesis on this case including quite abit of research,I met with Mr. Weger as well in the Danville Pennitentary in 1993. I met with Mr. Raccuglia and his wife ,Harland Warren,atleast 40-50 other witnesses to this case it was a hot political year and the pressure to secure a suspect iminent this both layers agreed on. Chester Weger was the town trouble maker and worked at the lodge.I also met with Steve Stout who wrote Starved Rock Murders interestingly the only book ever written about this case. I also know Mr. Weger did accomplish quite abit at Statesville prison where he was the librarian for years.more to come

Tinley Park, IL

#3 Jul 25, 2011
let`s all pick on Chester Weger [ he is a charokee indian ]let me see if I get this thing right, there are three murders out at starved rock in 1960 and the indian did it? are the indians still looking over their shoulders. I to talked to Steve Stout last year in a meeting that was at the ottawa news paper with another reporter and Steve wanted to sit in the meeting we said O;K me and my friend Dave Marsh showed both reporters a picture of MRS Oetting being cut up with a knife, those knife wounds were never mentioned in the paper and we were not surprised at all.

Tinley Park, IL

#4 Aug 8, 2011
Diane Oetting has every right to be upset because she relly beleave`s that Chester killed her Grandma, so I understand why she speaks out about this case. but she need`s to know that the Hair that was in her Granmothers hand at the time of the killings is not Chester hair at all. she needs to know that two other women were murdered in this case and hair was found on their bodys also. BLACK HAIR/RED HAIR/AND BLOND HAIR OR LIGHT BROMN.any way lets DNA all the hair even if we dont DNA the blood and skin screapings.

Ottawa, IL

#5 Jun 9, 2012
Diane Oetting, I am not surprised at how silent you have been in the 1960 murders, infack all I really ever heard you say is dont let Chester Weger out, I never once seen you ask for DNA in the 1960 murders which if you are for the truth, and nothing but the truth you would have ask for years ago but you didn`t. you know there were three women murdered and hair samples of as manny as three attacters / killers that has never been look at even to this present time. but DNA TRUTH DOESENT SEEM TO BE SOMETHING YOU WANT DONE. let me ask you then would your Father also not want DNA done?

Ottawa, IL

#6 Jun 13, 2012
To Klear in Prinston il, I to was at the Chicago hearing that day and heard and seen the staged event in my openion. I had worked with Wegers attny and a private investagator from springfeild il on this case. in fack she should have had me testify in Wegers behalf and not only me but Chester older sister to. everything seemed so wrong if you know what I mean. Why did not Wegers atty take this case to the high court and let them decide if her client was locked up illegally. in my openion that was were she should have taken this case and not to a hearing that had never once voted for is time for the DNA TO BE LOOKED AT, BOY IS IT TIME.

Ottawa, IL

#7 Jul 11, 2012
WHATS ignored - hidden - barried - covered up -mishandled - over looked - not yoused ?- the bloody finger prints they did not match Chester Wegers prints. why did not Chesters atterney John McNamarah if he really was for Chester demand that all the evadence be yoused in this case. Why did not McNamarah get ahold of my uncle to testafy in the Weger tryal he worked in Ottawa at the time.why did Mcnamarah tell Chester he died. there are a lot of why`s in this case even today WE MUST ASK WHY DO THEY REFUSE TO DNA THE EVADENCE are we not about truth? I remember my uncle telling me Chester told the truth about being in Oglesby that monday I know he was in Oglesby I gave him a ride back to the starved rock lodge.

Ottawa, IL

#8 Aug 2, 2012
Diane Oetting Chester Weger was with my uncle on the day that they say the muders happend and he told me that there was no way Chester could have killed those women because he was in Oglesby on that day [3 - 14 - 1960 ] and he seen Chester hitch highking back to Starve Rock Park that day and stoped and gave him a ride back to the lodge front door, he also said Stanley Tucker was to have come back and pick him up but never showed up. I beleave my uncle was telling the truth. he also said that it was about 4pm - 4;30pm when he pick him up. JUST LIKE ME WEGER SAID.

La Salle, IL

#10 Jan 13, 2014
on Monday afternoon March 14-1960 between 3pm and 4;30pm the day an time the women were said to have been murdered out at starved rock park. Chester Weger was no were near the park he was in oglesby with my uncle it was my uncle E Higgins that took Weger back to starved rock state park later that afternoon. this is why they will not do the DNA in my openion because it will prove that Chester Weger was telling the truth about were he was on that Monday and they know that. they know DNA would prove his innocents all the way. it just seems wrong that the killers bloody finger prints that did not match Chesters finger prints would be left completely out of the trial. and it just seems wrong that they will not DNA the bloody finger prints today, does it not? these women were not murdered in the canyon, there was no sex in this case at all.who we kidding.

La Salle, IL

#11 Feb 25, 2014
I remember the first time I went to the prison to see him, I talked to him for hours about the case. I ask Chester if he killed those women and he said to me, Bob I never even seen I never killed those women I never killed anybody. His sad eye`s TOLD THE STORY. he is not a killer at all. Chester is the forth victom in this sad case.

Princeton, IL

#12 May 3, 2015
Smoke and Mirrors ....when John Drummond and Steve Stout talk about Weger being the killer in my openion it doe`s not bother them that the killer hair and finger prints collected from the crime scene is not MR Wegers... what we need in my openon is people to report that evidence of the three Riverside Womans killer points to some one else. not MR Weger. stop the spen takes real caractor to talk about the real evidence from the crime scene murderer that is not Wegers...what we need is truth in reporting in my openion.

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