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In Cold Blood Killers' Bodies Exhumed, Possible Link to 1959 Murder?

In Cold Blood Killers' Bodies Exhumed in Kansas

Originally posted 12/19/2012 12:50PM

The bodies of two men put to death for the 1959 murders made famous in Truman Capote's 1966 bestseller In Cold Blood – and subsequent film depictions – were exhumed Tuesday as detectives probe an unsolved 1959 quadruple homicide in Florida.

Investigators hope to see if DNA from Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, who were both hanged in 1965 for the grisly killing of the Herb and Bonnie Clutter family of Holcomb, Kan., matches any evidence in the equally brutal murder of the Cliff and Christine Walker family in Osprey, Fla.

"Maybe it will bring closure to the Walker family, and even after 53 years that would be a good thing," Kyle Smith, deputy director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, tells Reuters.

To the Associated Press, he added, "Obviously, where these perpetrators are dead, it's not going to result in any prosecution." Still, he conceded, "There's a lot of historical interest, as well."

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Blake Hit with $30 Mil Wrongful Death Verdict | Robert Blake

UpdatePosted 11/19/2005 11:30PM

Blake Hit with $30 Mil Wrongful Death Verdict

Originally posted 11/18/2005 04:00PM

Actor Robert Blake has been found liable in the wrongful death of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, and ordered to pay $30 million in damages by a jury in California.

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Robert Blake Civil Case Settlement Soon | Robert Blake

Robert Blake Civil Case Settlement Soon

Originally posted 03/31/2005 08:00AM

Robert Blake, acquitted two weeks ago of criminal charges stemming from the 2001 murder of wife Bonny Lee Bakley, is set to reach an out-of-court settlement with Bakley's family in order to avoid a civil wrongful death trial, lawyers for both sides are saying.

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Korn Rocker Jonathan Davis Has Baby Pirate

Originally posted 03/25/2005 08:00AM

Plus: Trump refutes Jacko story, Blake jurors miffed, and more

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Martin Sheen Attacks Rumors About Charlie | Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards

Martin Sheen Attacks Rumors About Charlie

Originally posted 03/23/2005 08:00AM

DEFENDED: Parents Martin and Janet Sheen tell Entertainment Tonight they will not permit tabloid rumors about their son Charlie Sheen to go unanswered. "We cannot remain silent during what appears to be a ruthless and savage attack by the media on Charlie's character. To imply that he is in any way regressing to the behavior that cost him so dearly and almost ended his life just seven years ago is not only the lowest form of journalism, but sinks to the level of defamation." Sheen's wife, Denise Richards, filed for divorce last month, causing speculation over why the marriage was ending while Richards is seven months pregnant with their second child. Added the elder Sheen: "What happens between two people in a relationship or marriage is so private and deeply personal that it is not possible for anyone outside to truly understand or judge responsibly."

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WEEK IN REVIEW: Demi Denies Baby Rumors | Demi Moore

WEEK IN REVIEW: Demi Denies Baby Rumors

Originally posted 03/18/2005 12:00PM

LESS MOORE: Demi Moore spoke out for the first time about persistent tabloid reports that she is pregnant, telling PEOPLE: "The rumors are just that: rumors." While at the New York nightclub Marquee on Wednesday night, Moore, 42, and boyfriend Ashton Kutcher, 27, were the buzz of the VIP section. The couple tried to avoid addressing the baby talk, but when asked about the stories, Moore smiled and said they were "rumors." Moore's rep, Stephen Huvane, has also said: "Having another child is something Demi would like to do, but she cannot at this time say she is pregnant."

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Robert Blake: 'I'm Broke. I Need a Job' | Robert Blake

Robert Blake: 'I'm Broke. I Need a Job'

Originally posted 03/17/2005 08:00AM

Emotions ran high in a Van Nuys, Calif., courtroom Wednesday afternoon as accused murderer Robert Blake was declared a free man.

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Robert Blake Not Guilty of Murder | Robert Blake

Robert Blake Not Guilty of Murder

Originally posted 03/16/2005 05:00PM

After eight days of deliberations, a Los Angeles jury found Robert Blake not guilty of the May 2001 murder of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, the jury forewoman announced Wednesday afternoon.

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Robert Blake Defense Rests Case | Robert Blake

Robert Blake Defense Rests Case

Originally posted 02/23/2005 05:00PM

Robert Blake will not take the stand in his own murder trial. Lawyers for the actor rested the defense Wednesday without calling him to the stand.

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Robert Blake Removed from Court in Tears | Robert Blake

Robert Blake Removed from Court in Tears

Originally posted 02/15/2005 08:00AM

There was drama in the Robert Blake murder trial Monday, when the former Baretta star broke down in tears as the prosecution's case drew to a close.

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