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In Cold Blood: A Legacy, in Photos April 3, 2005

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Bigtex11 2 years, 8 months ago

My grandmother seen the killers that night. They were driving from Leoti, Kansas to Scott City, Kansas to have my aunt. They were driving down the road and they seen one of the killers trying to flag someone down so they could help them with a flat tire. My grandpa was going to stop but my grandma was going into labor quick so she told him to keep driving. The next day, she was watching the news and she seen that same face and that same car on the news, saying that those guys killed the Clutters

Jim Williamson 2 years, 8 months ago

No one had any idea who killed the Clutters for nearly a year after the horrendous crime until an old cellmate of Dick Hickock's finally snitched. So, this is a good story, but it couldn't have happened the way you describe it.

scopi_guy 2 years, 8 months ago

Very interesting and great pictures. That must be some house, from what little can see from it, it looks really neat.

Jim Williamson 2 years, 8 months ago

It's for sale, last I heard (about two months ago). Something like $300K. It's not a working farm anymore, but "historical interest" accounts for a large chunk of the price.

Thatone 2 years, 7 months ago

Dear Phogfan86: Both killers were caught, together, six weeks after the murders, not for "nearly a year," as you remark.. The murders of the Clutter family occurred late on the night of Saturday, Nov. 14, 1959. Hickcock and Smith were caught in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1959. Dick Hickock's former cellmate at Kansas State Penitentiary, Floyd Wells, "snitched" after hearing about the murders on a radio news broadcast. He waited about 3 weeks, and finally told the warden about it sometime around mid-December 1959. Of course he alone knew who at least one of the killers was because he was the one who told Dick Hickock about the Clutters, Wells having been a ranch hand for them some 10 years earlier. As a result, Smith and Hickock were picked up in Las Vegas on Dec. 30,1959.

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