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Welcome back. With each week I’m learning more about the workings of this website. Thanks for your patience and all of your kind comments. Right now I’m working on a press release regarding the lifting of a Multicounty Grand Jury gag order that was imposed on me last January. With the help of several talented friends, I am positioning the press release to be sent out nationwide in a week or so. The distribution of the press release will coincide with the posting of the first installment of a series of film clips of a meeting between retired Osage County Sheriff George Wayman and Chub Anderson.

George was the Sheriff at the time of E.C. Mullendore’s murder and had interviewed Chub right after the murder. Then Chub hired attorney Pat Williams to represent him and refused all further interviews. Williams was the law partner of soon to be Oklahoma governor David Hall.

The film was shot at Chub’s apartment in March 2009 and this was only the second meeting between Wayman and Chub since 1970. There were four people present, Chub, George, Osage County Detective Bart Perrier and myself.  George had asked me to arrange the meeting and he and Chub both agreed to let me film it. I could have sold tickets!

While you’re waiting to see this fascinating conversation between the old lawman and the elusive Anderson, watch for part 2. of my series on Lansing Prison which will be posted this week.

Lansing Prison Visit, Part 1

Welcome, its week 4 for this new blog site and I’m just getting the feel of the thing. I could start with the Grand Jury and how that ended up or the role of a private investigator who the Wall Street Journal called “the best in the west.” Or I could start with the numerous lawyers, both past and present, who have been involved with the case not to mention the nationally known TV personality who is still trying to get the story and the law enforcement officers who want to put a close to the case. I could also start with Chub’s four wives and his numerous girlfriends. But maybe I should just start at the beginning at Lansing Prison.

The location is in front of the same cell which housed Richard Hickock before he and Perry Smith were hung for murdering the Clutter family in Kansas. Its twelve o’clock and I am standing in maximum security with Warden Assistant Brett Peterson as the cell doors open and out walks inmate #86529, Damon Chub Anderson.

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Thanks for taking another ride with me down the trails I travel and for all the kind comments you have sent. I am encouraged onward by your words. This week will be the start of a four-week adventure that will take you behind the walls of the oldest penitentiary in the Kansas/Oklahoma territory — dating back to the days when Oklahoma sent their inmates to Kansas to be imprisoned.

You’ll be with notorious inmates Richard Hickock and Perry Smith and hear how Truman Capote moved around freely behind the prison walls. You’ll also learn how life is for Chub Anderson and his strange crossing of fate with Hickock and Smith. You’ll visit the old prison cemetery which Walter Cronkite comes to every year and learn why and meet a Supreme Court Justice along the way. We’ll go on location to what was the largest cultivated marijuana crop field in the state, find out how it was discovered and interview several of the people involved including the growers. You’ll meet Rudy Briggs who was one of the first sheriff’s investigators on the scene of the Mullendore murder and follow his steps around the country in this made-for-the-big-screen real-life mystery.

So fill up your canteen and come along with me to Lansing, Kan., for the first installment of the Original Buffalo Dale Behind The Walls.

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