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Convicted killers Perry Smith, left in suit, and Richard Hickock, right, walked down the hall of the old Federal Building in Topeka in 1963 on their way to an unsuccessful appearance in U.S. District Court to overturn their 1960 conviction. They were sentenced to death for the 1959 murders of four members of the Herbert Clutter family in Holcomb. An appeal to the Kansas Supreme Court was also denied. The subjects of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood," they were hanged April 14, 1965, at the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing.

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