Sale Of 'In Cold Blood' Investigative Files Blocked For Now

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 11:09 PM EDT) -- A Kansas state judge on Thursday blocked the sale of photographs and other records relating to the 1959 murders of the Clutter family, made famous by Truman Capote's book “In Cold Blood,” pending the determination of the items' rightful owner.

Shawnee County District Judge Larry D. Hendricks approved Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's request for a temporary restraining order prohibiting a Seattle-based auction company from selling or reproducing the documents, which it obtained from the family of a late Kansas Bureau of Investigations agent that worked...
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