In Cold Blood’ Prosecutor Pens Wild West Musical
KSCB News - July 23, 2010 12:00 am
Fifty years after prosecuting one of
the biggest murder trials in Kansas history, Duane West has penned
a musical he hopes will someday play on Broadway.
West has titled the musical “Dream Your Dreams: The Buffalo
Jones Story.” The two-act show contains an overture and two dozen
It tells the story of Charles Jesse Jones, who is credited with
helping to save the buffalo from extinction.
West was the chief Finney County prosecutor of the two men who
killed four members of the Clutter family in 1959 during a botched
robbery at their rural southwest Kansas farmhouse.
The killings were chronicled in Truman Capote’s book, “In Cold
West hopes to premiere his musical this fall as a benefit for
the United Way in Garden City in the fall.