Perry Smith Vs Hitchcock

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Five years after the inhumane execution of the Clutter family, the callous perpetrators, Perry Smith and Richard Hitchcock were executed for the heinous crime. Due to their many appeals, Hitchcock and Smith managed to defer their ultimately inevitable demise for several years. The appeals were filed on the behalf of Hitchcock, claiming that the trial was biased, as well as the jury and the judge. Each appeal led to the same conclusion, that the trail was unbiased. On April 14, 1965, Both Perpetrators were executed by hanging. Hitchcock, was the first of the pair executed. In his final moments, Hitchcock nonchalantly shook hands with everyone that attended his execution. Perry Smith was executed later the same evening, he stated a formal apology
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