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Perry Edward Smith inmate case file

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Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary

Date: 1959 - 1965

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: State Penitentiary, Inmate Files, Executed Prisoners, Box 1

Unit ID: 208964

Summary: The Kansas State Penitentiary case file on Perry Edward Smith, inmate number 14747. Smith and his accomplice, Richard Hickock, were convicted of first degree murder for the brutal 1959 killings of Herb and Bonnie Clutter, their daughter, Nancy, and son, Kenyon, in Holcomb, Kansas. The murders inspired the non-fiction novel "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote. Smith was executed by hanging on April 14, 1965. Please note that some images have been removed in accordance with K.S.A. 45-221(a)(29) and have been labeled with pages indicating their removal.

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