Murders at Starved Rock

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Let’s talk about Murders at Starved Rock, a three-part documentary series on HBO Max that explores the brutal murders of three women in 1960 in Starved Rock State Park in LaSalle County, Illinois, and the decades of questions and doubts that have haunted the son of the prosecutor in the case as the man found guilty seeks to clear his name after 60 years in prison.

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Murders at Starved Rock on HBO Max
Rating: TV-14
Genre: Documentary, True Crime
Type: Docuseries
Released: 2021

Summary:

In 1960, three women are murdered in Starved Rock State Park in La Salle County, Ill., followed by the conviction and sentencing of Chester Weger, who seeks to clear his name after spending 60 years in prison.

Heather’s Review:

I was truly excited about the documentary for several reasons. The prosecutor’s son (a successful hairdresser) put together the documentary over the last 15 years because he had questions about whether or not Chester was guilty. I love that we were given both sides of the story. If Chester Weger is innocent and spent 60 years in prison, I’m glad that people cared enough to spend so many years digging through the evidence to discover the truth. I didn’t give this documentary the full five stars because I believe it was released prematurely. When it ended, I googled to see if there would be a second season or even just a fourth episode. It just left me feeling like I watched the entire thing without resolution.

I give Murders at Starved Rock on HBO Max 4 out of 5 stars. 

Rating

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6.5/10 IMDb

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10 Comments

  1. This sounds like an intense show. I will have to add this to my watchlist.

     
  2. I love documentary series. It’s the best way to find out the truth.

     
  3. This sounds both interesting and frustrating because of the lack of resolution. I can only imagine, if innocent, it’s probably a fraction of frustration that Chester feels!!

     
  4. This is so amazing! I would really love to watch documentaries like this!

     
  5. I love watching true crime documentaries. Theyre one of my faves to watch. Im adding this to my list!

     
  6. Oh my goodness. We are headed there on Thursday to camp! I didn’t even know this happened there until now. I think I’ll wait until I get home to watch it. ha.

     
  7. This sounds so interesting! Documentaries like this are so great. Going to have to look into it.

     
  8. Oh cool, I love documentaries like this. I have HBO Max so I will have to tune in one evening.

     

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