On the night of August 21, 1955, Russell Greenwell, Hopkinsville’s (Kentucky) police chief received an unexpected call at his home from the officer on call. He jumped into his clothes and drove to the station. There he met several scared adults and children. The family lived a few miles away in an area known as Kelly Station. He could tell by the look on their faces that something really happened to this group of people.
In January 2018, a man convicted of murder, a crime committed in 1973, was denied parole; he was 86 years old. That in of itself is not unusual, however the nature of the relationship that developed between him and one of his victims engendered a book and movie during the 1980s. The story also details how a deeply disturbed and dangerous individual can masquerade and manipulate members of society that have no idea they are staring evil in the face.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by Marlene Pardo Pellicer