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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:18 PM

The "In Cold Blood" murderers, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, are being investigated in regard


to the late 1959 murders of the Walker family in Florida.

Capote mentioned the Walker family murders in ICB; at the time, it was concluded that Smith and Hickock were not the murderers.

Now that DNA testing is available, it will be interesting to find out for sure.

I posted this in LBN, http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014326805


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Reply The "In Cold Blood" murderers, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, are being investigated in regard (Original post)
raccoon Dec 2012 OP
Hoyt Dec 2012 #1
Tom Ripley Dec 2012 #2
raccoon Dec 2012 #3

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:45 PM

1. That is interesting. One of my favorite books/movies.

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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:53 AM

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

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http://projects.heraldtribune.com/investigatewalker/walkermystery.html

In terms of the timeline, Dick and Perry are credible suspects. I know that they both passed the polygraphs, but the technology was even more unreliable than today, and the two were a psychopath and a borderline personality type. Perhaps,they stole the money that the Walkers were willing to pay for the car? If they are responsible, it seems that Dick carried through with his plans for Mrs Walker, where he did not do so with Nancy Clutter.

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:00 AM

3. Thanks for that great link. nt

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