Insane or Improperly Portrayed?
A Little Bit About Bonnie
Herb’s wife and mother to Nancy and Kenyon, Bonnie is a slight, nervous, apologetic woman who suffers from chronic postpartum depression, which leaves her bedridden on many days. Having lived a sheltered childhood, she gave up her training as a nurse to marry Herb and settle into her responsibilities as a housewife. Her depression has gradually isolated her from many of her close friends, and she spends her last afternoon locked away in her room, regretting her inability to socialize or be a stronger mother to her children.
Bonnie and Herb
Bonnie was just 45 at the time of her death.
Bonnie and the Clutter Family
Bonnie had 4 kids, Kenyon, Nancy, and her two older daughters.
News Paper Concerning Bonnie's Murder
Bonnie, Herb, Kenyon, and Nancy Clutter were murdered November 15, 1959.
Real Life Bonnie vs. In Cold Blood's Bonnie
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"Brother, Friends Object to Portrayal of Bonnie Clutter by Capote / LJWorld.com." Brother,
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