’Starved Rock Killer’ says his confession in 1960 slaying was coerced

’Starved Rock Killer’ says his confession in 1960 slaying was coerced
Chester Weger Photo credit File

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — The infamous "Starved Rock Killer" will have a chance to clear his name.

Chester Weger said he hopes to prove his innocence in the killing of Lillian Oetting, who was one of three women murdered at Starved Rock State Park in March 1960.

And while Weger initially confessed to killing the 50-year-old, he later said he was coerced.

Nearly six decades later, he was paroled for good behavior and the now 82-year-old is looking to test evidence he believes will prove his innocence.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported LaSalle County Judge Michael Jansz ruled that cigarette butts, hair and string found at the scene can all be tested.