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, Nevada, 40n1642, 115w4034
Timezone PST h8w (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 04°03' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 17°10 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 13°33'

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Perry Smith
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American mass murderer who teamed with Dick Hickock to kill the Clutter family on 15 November 1959 in Holcomb, Kansas. 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 at 1:19 AM on 14 April 1965 in Lansing, Kansas, aged 36. The crime was publicized in the 1966 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 father was an Irish cowboy who worked for a while as an agricultural agent and his mother was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian. He had her dark coloring, expressive eyes and dark hair. His mother 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Blake, Robert (born 18 September 1933). Notes: 1967 film "In Cold Blood"
  • role played of/by Craig, Daniel (born 2 March 1968). Notes: 2006 film "Infamous"


  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) August 1952 (Motorcycle accident, crippled legs)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 15 November 1959 (Killed Clutter family)
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  • Death by Execution 14 April 1965 at 01:19 AM in Lansing (Hanged, age 36)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Victoria Shaw.

Location was corrected to Huntington, Nevada, on 21 Dec 2021.


  • Traits : Body : Race (Mixed Irish and Cherokee ancestry)
  • 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