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TRUE CRIME BOOKS BLOG

FROM AUTHOR HARRY N. MACLEAN

STARKWEATHER -- JUST THE BEGINNING



 

January 27, 1958

 

January 27, 1958\

Lincoln, Nebraska, late evening


Yes, the killings of this night are not yet over. The teenagers in the 1952 Ford--Bobby and Carol-- on the dark gravel road account for two-fifths of the Bennet High School junior class. Bobby pulls over, stops, and offers the hitchhikers a ride, in spite of their weapons.


Charlie orders the driver to an old storm cellar just off the lane to the farmer's house. There, he tells the couple to get out and walk to the cellar. Go inside, he says. I'll close the door over you, and someone will find you.


Instead, once there, as Carol watches, Charlie shoots Bobby six times in the head. The boy tumbles down the cellar stairs. Then he shoots Caril in the head. She drops.


He pushes her down the stairs; she lands on top of Bobby. Charlie closes the cellar doors andd spreads branches on top.

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