A group of Herb Clutter’s hunting companions arrive at the Clutter home with a grim mission: to clean up the traces of the grisly murder. Alfred Stoecklein, who worked for the Clutters and lived not a hundred yards from the main house, lets them in. He has to keep explaining that he could not have heard the gunshots because of the wind and also because of the barn situated between his house and the Clutters’. The men burn the couch, mattresses, pillows, and other items that have been soaked in blood. They feel shock that a man they knew well has been the victim of such a ghastly...
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