Ovie Carter, Chicago Tribune
February 25, 1980
Marion Gacy, the mother of John Wayne Gacy, leaves the Criminal Courts Building on Feb. 25, 1980, after testifying in her son's trial. With her is Gacy's sister, Karen Gacy Kuzma (left).
"I love my son," said Mrs. Gacy while on the witness stand. "I still don't believe any of it. I can't believe it. Not my son. I'd just like to erase everything." During 1 1/2 hours on the witness stand, Mrs. Gacy, who had come to Chicago from North Little Rock, Ark. with her daughter, traced her son's life from birth until the time she heard of his arrest and eventual indictment on charges that he murdered 33 young men and boys.