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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI - Chapter 14-16 Summary & Analysis

David Grann
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Chapter 14 begins in September 1925. White and his agents became increasingly focused on William Hale and his nephews Ernest and Bryan. He realized that Bill Smith may have uncovered information about them and thus sought to determine what Smith knew at the time he was murdered. A nurse who cared for Smith as he was dying in the hospital reported that he often muttered in his sleep, but she was unable to determine what he was saying. He occasionally woke up worried that he had said something he should not have. Shortly before Bill’s death, James and David Shoun came to the hospital with Smith’s lawyer and asked the nurse to leave the room while they met privately. Already suspicious of the Shoun brothers, White questioned them about their visit to Smith’s bedside. Both doctors initially claimed that Bill never told...

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