In Cold Blood

Judge allows publication of ‘In Cold Blood’ files
02:41 p.m., December 1, 2014 Updated 08:48 a.m.
The son of a Kansas law enforcement officer who helped investigate the 1959 killings that inspired the book “In Cold Blood” can publish his father’s field notes that he says substantially contradict the account found in Truman Capote’s literary masterpiece.
Kansas judge blocks use of ‘In Cold Blood’ files
April 23, 2013
A judge ruled Tuesday that investigation materials pertaining to the 1959 “In Cold Blood” murders that a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent kept at home may not be auctioned off or publicly revealed until he’s had a chance to review them.
Documents cast doubt on accuracy of ‘In Cold Blood’
February 10, 2013
Recent documents released by the Wall Street Journal cast doubt on the accuracy of events portrayed in Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood,” which recounted the 1959 murders of the Clutter family near Garden City. By Shaun Hittle
Kansas exhumes bodies of ‘In Cold Blood’ killers
December 18, 2012
The bodies of the two men executed for the 1959 murders of a Kansas family that became infamous in Truman Capote’s true-crime book “In Cold Blood” were exhumed Tuesday in an effort to solve slayings of a Florida family killed weeks later.
In Cold Blood’ killers might be exhumed to determine connection to slain Florida family
December 4, 2012
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 novel, “In Cold Blood.”
State seeks investigation files related to `In Cold Blood’ murders
October 1, 2012
A judge has blocked the sale of investigative records and photographs related to the 1959 murders of the Clutter family, which became the subject of Truman Capote’s true-crime novel “In Cold Blood.”
Professor donates first-edition ‘In Cold Blood’
October 1, 2012
An autographed first-edition copy of “In Cold Blood” that was given to a Kansas Bureau of Investigation employee by author Truman Capote has been donated to Washburn University after it was found at an estate sale.
Files from ‘In Cold Blood’ investigation auctioned
July 20, 2012
Case files belonging to a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent who investigated the 1959 murders that became the subject of Truman Capote’s true-crime novel “In Cold Blood” are being auctioned off.
In Cold Blood’ prosecutor Duane West cancels musical production
January 22, 2011
The man who prosecuted one of the most infamous murder cases in Kansas history has canceled plans to stage a play he wrote in Garden City.
In Cold Blood’ prosecutor authors Wild West musical
July 23, 2010
Fifty years after prosecuting one of the biggest murder trials in Kansas history, Duane West has penned a musical he hopes will someday play on Broadway.
Scholarship honors Clutter murder victim
February 17, 2010
A scholarship is being offered to honor one of the victims of a southwest Kansas killing that was chronicled in Truman Capote’s novel “In Cold Blood.” The Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship is named for the father of a family that was killed in 1959 at their Holcomb farmhouse.
50th anniversary of slayings memorialized by ‘In Cold Blood’ approaches
November 9, 2009
It’s one of America’s most haunting crime stories: four members of a Kansas family brutally murdered on Nov. 15, 1959, at their rural farmhouse.
Clutter family memorial dedicated
September 13, 2009
Nearly 200 people came to the rural southwest Kansas town of Holcomb to pay tribute to the family of four whose 1959 killing was chronicled in Truman Capote’s novel “In Cold Blood.”
Location chosen for Clutter memorial
June 26, 2009
A location has been picked for a memorial to honor the family of four whose 1959 killing in rural southwest Kansas was chronicled in Truman Capote’s novel “In Cold Blood.”
Artwork by ‘In Cold Blood’ killer displayed
March 23, 2008
After nearly 50 years spent rolled in a newspaper, a drawing of Christ by convicted killer Perry Smith sits in a display case in the atrium at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.