In Cold Blood - Chapter 4, The Corner (Section 1, from arrival in Kansas to the trial) Summary & Analysis

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Dick and Perry were taken to the Finney County jail where Dick was placed in general population, but Perry was placed in the women’s cell inside the apartment of the undersheriff, Wendle Meier and his wife Josephine. Mrs. Meier spoke to Perry on occasion because of the nearness to her kitchen, even offering to make him his favorite dish of Spanish rice. During his confinement, Perry kept a simple journal, noting some of the events that took place while he and Dick awaited trial. Noted in the journal was a visited from Dewey who came to ask Perry to sign a transcript of his confession. Perry refused, however, because Dewey refused to allow him to change the portion of the confession in which he claimed Dick killed Nancy and Bonnie. Perry changed his story, insisting he did...

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