Speck’s trial began on Monday, 3 April 1967, and his claim that he had no recollection of the eight murders committed placed Corazon Amurao in the spotlight as the star witness. Despite concerns about her ability to testify, after her harrowing ordeal, she gave a faultless performance, impressing the jury with every detail of that evening, identifying Speck unequivocally.
The trial lasted just 12 days and on 15 April 1967 the jury found Speck guilty of all eight murders, after less than an hour’s deliberation. The judge sentenced Speck to death.