‘In Cold Blood’ Murderers Exhumed
Police have exhumed the bodies of the two killers who were the subject of author Truman Capote’s greatest work, the ‘nonfiction novel,’ In Cold Blood. According to CNN, DNA evidence may tie Richard Hickock and Perry Smith to another mass murder, half a continent away from the site of their original crime.
In 1965, Smith and Hickock were put to death by hanging for the murder of farmer Herbert Clutter, his wife and two of their four children, a crime that took place on the night of November 15, 1959. After the killings, the two men stole a car and fled to Florida, where it in now believed that they killed another family.