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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:15 PM

'In Cold Blood' murderers investigated in Florida

Source: AP

OSPREY, Fla. (AP) At the end of 1959, two families of four one in Kansas, the other in Florida were brutally murdered. Two men were arrested, charged and executed in the Kansas case, and writer Truman Capote captured the horrific tale in his iconic true crime book, "In Cold Blood."

The Florida murder of two parents and two children was investigated by dozens of detectives over the years, but it remained unsolved. Now, a detective is trying to prove that the men who were executed in Kansas were also responsible for the Florida slayings.

"It's like putting together a jigsaw puzzle," said Sarasota County Sheriff's detective Kimberly McGath, who began re-investigating the murders of Cliff and Christine Walker and their two young children in 2007.

McGath said there is evidence that points to two men who are now in a Kansas cemetery for executed prisoners: Perry Smith and Richard Hickock.....


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/cold-blood-murderers-investigated-florida-182425075.html




Wouldn't it be something if they did find out Smith and Hickock were responsible?

And the Walkers' relatives would have some closure.


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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:21 PM

1. Wouldn't it be interesting if Truman Capote wrote To kill a mockingbird after all?

 

It would be delicious Tru irony.

and no debunking proved it debunked.

Very very great legend, sorely missed in the NY nightlife lore

And as great as the Hoffman/Capote was, the Toby Jones one was even better.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:31 PM

2. If he had, he would never have kept quiet about it. That seems way out of character for him.nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:38 PM

3. He had a wicked sense of humor.But he was very generous.

 

and when he had a friend, he kept them as friends for life
(though alot of his friends ditched him later when he could have needed the most personally).

though if they turned on him, he could in later days be very vicious.
but some of his friends didn't.

IMHO genius' don't act in the way the rest of the world does. They live in their own world

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Response to raccoon (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:21 PM

8. +1000. Also, Capote always portrayed children in a more sentimental fashion...

than Lee did with Jem, Scout, Dill.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:26 PM

4. "In Cold Blood" was also published in three parts in The New Yorker magazine.

It was assigned reading in my 12th grade English class.

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:25 PM

10. I read it around age 14; it was horrifying & I've never forgotten about the Clutter family.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:46 PM

5. Oh, Great. More Attention Directed Towards Perry Smith.


That murderous little psycho craved unwarrented attention his entire, miserable life. He's damned sure gotten it since the state of Kansas did away with him. Ironic, and very, very sad.....

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:52 PM

6. I had always wondered about that case since reading the book.

But I have my doubts they did it as Capote wrote that both Hickock and Smith took polygraph tests and passed them.

Trivia note: For any fans of the book, here is site with a picture of the Trappers Den Lodge that Smith and his father built in Alaska.

http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/cdmg13/id/2043

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Response to edbermac (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:09 PM

7. Thanks for the link! nt

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Response to edbermac (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:29 PM

9. "That poor old man and his hopeless dreams"

Thanks for the link.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:11 PM

11. Thanks! Here's a link to a 2005 feature with lots of details about the Walker's murders...

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