A blind pianist overhears a mysterious conversation in a bar. The next day his girlfriend is murdered. The only clue: a yellow silk scarf. On Tuesday afternoon, January 21, 1958, Starkweather drove over to the squalid dump that Caril and her family called home. CARIL: You still in school? CHUCK: Nah, I have a job. CARIL: Doin’ what? CHUCK: Well, I don’t mind getting up early, so I got a job throwing garbage. I’m not in love with the stuff, OK? Chuck carries and dumps Cato’s body in a box-car near the house CARIL: We’re in for it now, if they catch us. The newspapers made the murder and robbery into a major news event since there was so little serious crime in that area then. Starkweather took the precaution of painting his car a different color, but then he did some dumb things that called attention to him as a suspect. Authorities said Mock opened the door of a cage and a tiger pushed its way out to attack the boy. When the owner was pulling off the tiger, a lion bit Russell, Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel said. The camera lingers as blood and water trickle over the now lifeless body and down the drain. WETZEL: What I would really like to see happen is to find the right girl, perhaps a black girl with super looks, preferably Jewish or Muslim, who speaks Spanish. Just because you’re legal doesn’t mean you’re safe. MOCK: heh-heh-heh.

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