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TRUE CRIME BOOKS BLOG

FROM AUTHOR HARRY N. MACLEAN

Starkweather -- The Killings End


January 29, Wednesday afternoon

Outside Douglas, Wyoming, Charlie pulls over in the Ward car and stops by a car parked alongside the road. Walks over, shoots the driver in the head eight times, and gets in his car to flee. A deputy sheriff stops not far away. Caril runs to the cop car, gets in, and says Starkweather is going to kill her.

   Charlie tears off in the Ward car and a chase ensures with the Douglas police chief and the county sheriff barreling after him at speeds of 110 miles an hour through the badlands. The police chief is firing a pistol; the sheriff is leaning out the window and firing his with his  .30-.30. Charlie finally quits the chase. Around 3:30, both Charlie and Caril are now in custody. The killing is over.







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