Serial killer “Ripper Crew” scheduled for release

Photo IDOC

CHICAGO (AP) — A convicted murderer who is suspected of belonging to the notorious “Ripper Crew” that killed as many as 20 Chicago-area women in the 1980s is scheduled for release from prison. Media outlets report that 58-year-old Thomas Kokoraleis was sentenced to life in prison for the 1982 slaying of 21-year-old Lorraine “Lorry” Ann Borowski. Prosecutors allowed him to plead guilty on appeal in exchange for a 70-year prison term. That deal allows for his release Friday.