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Thirty-seven years ago this week, Memphis became a city in fear. In the late summer of 1969, a cold-blooded killer stalked the streets, and over a period of 28 days, police made one grisly discovery after another. In the end, the slayer was captured after a wild chase by a posse of ordinary citizens. After his arrest, George Howard Putt told reporters, Id do it all again.
The murder spree began on the afternoon of August 14, 1969 ...
- by Michael Finger
Aug 18, 2006