Episode Seventy-Four: The Clutter Family

Episode Seventy-Four: The Clutter Family

Herb Clutter inspects his ranch on the morning of November 14 1959. That same morning, on the other side of Kansas, Perry Smith meets up with Dick Hickock. While the Clutters go about their daily business, running errands and baking cherry pies, Hickock and Smith are tuning their car. After a long drive, they pull up to the Clutter home with a shotgun and knife in hand.

Changing confessions and an alleged semi-fictionalised account of the case created into a best-selling book, makes this one of the most talked about stories in American true crime history.

But what really happened to the Clutter family?

Some of our research

The book

NY Times article

Documentary

Episode Seventy-Five: Dorothy Jane Scott

Episode Seventy-Five: Dorothy Jane Scott

Episode Seventy-Three: Kevin and Don - The Boys on the Tracks

Episode Seventy-Three: Kevin and Don - The Boys on the Tracks