29 January - Charlie Starkweather kills for the last time and is arrested

Too dumb to be as cool as his idol, James Dean, Charlie Starkweather took the cheap route to celebrity status and became a killer. He killed for petty and petulant reasons, starting with a service worker who refused him credit. He then killed his girlfriend’s parents. They were worried he was a bad influence on their girl and feared she had become pregnant. As it turned out, this was the least of their worries. His last victim was a sleeping shoe-salesman who when awoken, refused to hand over his car... Read the full Charlie Starkweather Crime File

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