Smith, Perry

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Smith, Perry Gender: M
Perry Edward Smith
born on 27 October 1928 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
Place Huntington, West Virginia, 38n25, 82w27
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Shaw, Victoria
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 03°56' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 15°20 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 04°52'

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Perry Smith
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American homicide; teamed with Richard Hickock to kill the Clutter family on 11/15/1959, Holcomb, KS. He admitted that they were looking for money in the house and that he was the one who did the killing. Sentenced to death for his crimes, he was hanged on 4/14/1965, Kansas City, KS., age 36. The crime was publicized in the book by Truman Capote, "In Cold Blood," later made into a movie.

A white male, Smith had powerful shoulders and the thick, crouching torso of a weight-lifter. Small in stature, he was no bigger than a 12-year-old, with tiny feet and wearing elaborate tattoos. His voice was gentle and articulate and his expression was changeable on a flexible face. He spent a lot of time looking in the mirror. As a kid, he spent seven years in a Catholic orphanage. His dad was an Irish cowboy who worked for a while as an agricultural agent and his mom was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian. He had her dark coloring, expressive eyes and dark hair. His mom later died, choking on her own vomit while drunk. His sister Ferm was a suicide, jumping to her death in San Francisco and his brother, Jimmy, drove his wife to suicide and the next day, killed himself.

In August 1952, Smith was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him in the hospital for six months with crippled legs, after hitting a truck. In continual pain, he was an aspirin junkie.

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  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) August 1952 (Motorcycle accident, crippled legs)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 15 November 1959 (Killed Clutter family)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Victoria Shaw


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Motorcycle)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Pain killers)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Executed (Hanged)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide many at once (Four)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Robbery)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (In Cold Blood)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection