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The Kansas State Penitentiary case file on Richard Hickock, inmate number 14746. Hickock and his accomplice, Perry Smith, 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. Hickock 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.
Creator: Kansas State Penitentiary
Date: 1959 - 1965
Item Number: 208963
Call Number: State Penitentiary, Inmate Files, Executed Prisoners, Box 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208963
Collections - State Archives - Corrections, Dept. of
Date - 1950s
Date - 1960s
Date - 1970s
Date - 1980s
Date - 1990s
Government and Politics - Crime and Punishment - Crimes - Murders
Government and Politics - Crime and Punishment - Prisoners
Government and Politics - Crime and Punishment - Punishment - Death penalty
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Anderson, John, Jr.
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Avery, William H.
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Docking, George
Government and Politics - State Government - State agencies and programs - Agencies - Corrections, Department of
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Case file
People - Criminals - Richard Hickock
People - Notable Kansans - Clutter family
Places - Cities and towns - Holcomb
Places - Cities and towns - Lansing
Places - Counties - Finney
Places - Counties - Leavenworth
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Government records - Case files