This project explores six notorious killers that terrorized the Great Plains region by mapping their murders through time and space. Charles Raymond Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate went on a murder rampage in the winter of 1958. Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith robbed and killed a family of four in November of 1959. John L. Lotter and Marvin Thomas Nissen brutally murdered three people in December of 1993.
After murdering a gas station attendant in 1957, Nebraska native Charles Starkweather embarked on a murderous rampage with his girlfriend Caril Fugate in 1958. Together, they killed ten people.Read more "Charles Starkweather & Caril Fugate"
Ex-convicts Richard Hickock and Perry Smith hatched a plan for robbery and murder that involved killing four people in Kansas. Their crime inspired the non-fiction novel “In Cold Blood.”Read more "Richard Hickock & Perry Smith"
John Lotter and Marvin Nissen committed one of the most heinous hate crimes in American history when they shot and killed three people, including a transgender man, in a Nebraska farmhouse in 1993.Read more "John Lotter & Marvin Nissen"