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perpetrator
used in In Cold Blood

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Definition
someone who has does something wrong — usually something illegal
  • Count One: That on or about the fifteenth day of November, 1959, one Richard Eugene Hickock did unlawfully, feloniously, willfully and with deliberation and premeditation, and while being engaged in the perpetration of a felony, kill and take the life of Herbert W. Clutter.
    3 — Answer (78% in)
  • Dr. Satten, who afterward gave the case close attention, suggests that though the crime would not have occurred except for a certain frictional interplay between the perpetrators, it was essentially the act of Perry Smith, who, he feels, represents a type of murderer described by him in an article: "Murder Without Apparent Motive-A Study in Personality Disorganization."
    4 — The Corner (51% in)

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