Gacy is sole inmate of cellblock at Menard

John Wayne Gacy, convicted and sentenced to capital punishment last week for the murders of 33 boys and young men, is the sole inmate in a 29-unit cellblock at the Menard Correctional Center here. He is one of 13 prisoners now on death row in Illinois, where there have not been any executions since 1962.

Gacy was tried in Chicago by a jury empaneled from the citizenry of Rockford and brought into Chicago. The defense had claimed pretrial publicity would have made a fair trial by resident Chicago jurors impossible.

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