It was on November 15, that wheat farmer, Herbert Clutter, his wife, and two teenage children were murdered. The Clutter place is a mile south and west. Two suspects in the attempted robbery and murder of a Kansas wheat farmer, his wife, and two children were taken from jail in Las Vegas Monday by special agents of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation for return to Kansas to face trial. This was the farmhouse of the Herbert Clutters who were slain in a robbery attempt Nov. The Clutter house top right was entered through a doorway on the left end. The nearest person to the crime at the time was the caretaker living in the house at the lower left corner of the picture. November 30, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright Truman Capote - stands near his maid, personal confidant and former dancer Myrtle Bennett on the patio next to the outdoor swimming pool of his Palm Springs house, Palm Springs, California, March 3,
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A horrifying discovery
Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders was released on the Sundance channel in November, but debuted online on Sundance Now this month; the four-part series features never-before-seen footage of the victims and exclusive interviews with members of the Clutter family speaking for the first time about the tragedy that made theirs a household name. The killers gave graphic descriptions of the murders to anyone who would listen The motive for the murders has never been in dispute; Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, both parolees, went to the Clutter farm under the mistaken belief that Herbert Clutter had thousands of dollars stashed in a safe on the property. What has haunted him for years is how different things might have been, for Nancy at least, had they stuck to their originally scheduled date for that coming weekend. She was a member of the local garden club, a regular at church and involved in the local community, they say in the series. While she suffered from some pain issues, they were manageable, and she was not bedridden or overcome by the depression Capote described. Eventually, Capote was able to develop a relationship with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, who allowed him to interview Smith and Hickock after they were captured by police.
A modern home that was the pride of its community
In Cold Blood is a non-fiction novel  by American author Truman Capote , first published in ; it details the murders of four members of the Herbert Clutter family in the small farming community of Holcomb, Kansas. Capote learned of the quadruple murder before the killers were captured, and he traveled to Kansas to write about the crime. He was accompanied by his childhood friend and fellow author Harper Lee , and they interviewed residents and investigators assigned to the case and took thousands of pages of notes. Killers Richard Hickock and Perry Smith were arrested six weeks after the murders and later executed by the state of Kansas. Capote ultimately spent six years working on the book.
If you live in Kansas, there are two books that you will never escape, even if you have never read them: L. Because the Sunflower State is small and sparsely populated, the only thing most outsiders know is that Dorothy and Toto came from here. The jokes about the girl and her little dog, too, ceased to be funny decades ago, and we have since given the world some notable real-life figures like Dwight Eisenhower, Gordon Parks, and Annette Bening.