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10 Minutes Before the Worm
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Wednesday 29th of January 1958

62 years ago

Merle Collison is shot dead by spree killer Charles Starkweather aka Little Red at the age of 35 in Douglas, Wyoming, United States.

Starkweather later accused his girlfriend Caril Fugate of performing a coup-de-grace after his shotgun jammed. They were arrested when their stolen car stalled and Starkweather got hit by shattered glass from the windshield as pursuing officers chased him. Converse County Sheriff Earl Heflin said "He thought he was bleeding to death. That's why he stopped. That's the kind of yellow son of a bitch he is."