The trial is set for March 22, 1960. Perry’s and Dick’s attorneys discuss requesting a change of venue because the emotions of Garden City are so high, but they decide against it because this is a religious community and the city’s ministers are mostly against capital punishment. The lawyers tell their clients that at this point they are focused on saving their lives, not acquittal. They also request psychological evaluations at the state hospital in Larned, which will take from four to eight weeks. Judge Tate, who will sit on the bench for their trial, is known to dislike attempts...
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