Photo: Howard Unruh, center, shown with police after his capture on Sept. 6, 1949.
(AP Photo, File)
TRENTON, N.J. (CBS/AP) Howard Unruh, who killed 13 people as he walked the streets of Camden, N.J., in a psychotic 1949 shooting spree that was the worst U.S. mass murder at the time, has died at age 88.
Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk said Unruh died Monday at 3:35 p.m. in a Trenton nursing facility after an extended illness.
Unruh had been confined in a state psychiatric hospital since the killings, which became known as the "Walk of Death." Diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, he confessed to the killings and was judged mentally competent but never tried for the Sept. 6, 1949, massacre.