SEQUELS: To a Dumpy New Life

"You've got hope and you've got life." Such was the consolation offered to 15-year-old Caril Ann Fugate 17 years ago by her grandmother just after the sobbing teen-ager was sentenced by a Nebraska court to life imprisonment. The court had found her guilty of aiding Charles Starkweather in one of the most savage and sensational crimes of the 1950s: a two-day rampage of murder and violence that trailed blood across two states and left ten dead in its wake. True to her grandma's sage prophecy, Caril last week was given her freedom.

The Starkweather murder spree, which inspired the 1974 movie...

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