Twisted States

Episode 17 Arkansas James Wybern Hall

August 03, 2022 Ragen Morgenstern Season 1 Episode 17
Twisted States
Episode 17 Arkansas James Wybern Hall
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Hi, my name is Ragen and welcome to the Twisted States podcast where we take a look state by state some of America's most nefarious killers, elusive cryptids and bizarre mysteries. Thank you for joining us for Episode 17 this week. This time this month. This episode, we are going to be taking a look at good ol Arkansas. Arkansas is a southern U.S. state bordering the Mississippi River.

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It's known for its abundant park and wilderness areas with terrain encompassing mountains, caves, rivers and hot springs. The rugged Ozarks region in its northwest has hiking trails and limestone caves, such as Blanchard Springs Caverns, its capital Little Rock host, the Clinton presidential Center, Housing Bill Clinton's Presidential Archives, the 25th state. Arkansas was admitted to the union on June 15th, 1836.

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Today, we're going to be speaking about James Wyburn Hall, also known as Red by many of his friends and family. Most of the information that I gathered for this episode was from a book written by Jennie Nesbitt Jones titled The Arkansas Hichhike Killer. This this book is available on Amazon, and it's the most comprehensive source of information you're going to find on this guy.

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Seriously, it was it was very informative. There's a lot of just great stuff in there. A lot of information about the victims and things like that. So definitely worth the read. That's your thing. And there'll be a lot more detail in there than what I'm going to give here. So I suggest you check it out. So James Washburn Hall was the fourth born of ten children to parents Ava Lorina Ingram and Samuel Jerome Hall on January 28th, 1921, in Happy Valley, Arkansas.

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His mother, Ava, was a housewife and a stay at home mom, and his father, James, was a farmer and preacher in the Primitive Baptist Church. James was mainly referred to by his nickname Red due to his wavy ginger locks. Often, red could be found using a tree stump as a makeshift pulpit, mimicking his father, delivering sermons to friends and classmates.

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This seemingly pious nature would not present itself for very long in red Red's father, Samuel was a very stern and calloused man, often delivering stern punishments to his children in the form of merciless beatings. Mother Ava was a quiet and reserved woman, very cowed down by her overbearing husband. Around the age of 12 or 13, Red would suffer a terrible head injury suspected to have been inflicted upon him by his father while baling hay.

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Red would take several days to recover and never really seemed to be himself again. After that, many have taken note that this seems to be a running theme with a lot of serial killers. Severe head injuries, specifically frontal lobe injuries. So the following years would be full of rumors of incidents involving red and his now strange and erratic behavior from rumors of a horse's throat being slit to Red's possibility of having a hand in his brother George's disappearance in 1936.

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Now, 1938 was a pivotal year for red. This was the year he met his wife and, according to him, committed his first 11 murders home at Walsingham. Mick. Mickey. Not sure. I think it's Mickey at the Marcus Hill Church. Not a place he frequent often, but he had noticed Walshe coming and going as a regular attendee and figured it'd be worth it to attend just for the chance to make her acquaintance.

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After a little over a yearlong courtship, the two were joined in holy matrimony on July 16th, 1939. The honeymoon period was very short lived. Red promptly went back to his old ways of wandering off for months at a time, sending his wife postcards from time to time. They divorced in 1943 after Red decided he didn't like being tied down.

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In March of 1944, Red married his second wife, Fayrene Clemens Fayrene was much less interested in sitting at home alone, waiting for Red to return from his jaunts and much more interested in hitting the road with him. This insight worked with him as he was way too accustomed to having his freedom. On Thursday, September 14th of the same year.

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Faye went missing. The discovery of local barber and bootlegger Carl Hamilton's body on January 17th, 1945, slumped against a tree by a local timber crew member just outside of Camden, near the Fairview. Cutoff was a pivotal point in solving a string of murders in and around the area. Due to the coroner's discovery of a 45 caliber bullet wound, it was met with knowledge that many service men carried 45 caliber sidearms.

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The local sheriff's office speculated that the murderer could have been a service member, so they were able to reach out and request assistance from the Arkansas State Police.

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Quickly, after state police trooper Captain J. Earl Scruggs and heard word of slaying of the slaying, U.S. Lieutenant Rhett Oliphant and Sergeant Homer Simms to the case. Hamilton sister was questioned, giving such details as him, leaving his home in Camden around 8:30 p.m. with the possibility of having a large sum of cash on his person. As that was something he commonly did was carry a lot of cash.

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Unfortunately, she knew not of his intended destination. Robbery was considered as a motive, but many of his personal effects, such as his watch, ring and pocket knife, were still on the victim when he was discovered due to the war. And unfortunately, Hamilton's race newspapers gave very little mention of the case during this era of Jim Crow laws and General Southern bigotry in the mainstream.

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Very little attention was given to a murdered black man by the press. Essie Adams was cruising along in his Studebaker sedan near the viaduct on the corner of 33rd and Arch Streets in Little Rock, Arkansas, when he noticed a huddled, shivering figure and stopped to offer him a ride. And sadly, his kindness on this frigid early morning would be his undoing.

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Later that day, around 4:30 p.m., a local country store proprietor and part time Deputy Sheriff Edgar McCollum spotted Adams Studebaker on the side of the road, apparently abandoned after noticing it still there. On his return trip through the area on U.S. 167, he stopped to check it out. A poor attempt to hotwire the car had been made and the interior had been heavily rifled through.

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The bloody hatchet. In the back seat was the most glaring red flag of some kind of issue. Upon further inspection of the area, McCollum noted two sets of shoe prints leading into the woods, with only one returning. After following the trail, he discovered the body of Adams face down with blood on his head. The local sheriff's office and state police were notified shortly after this gruesome discovery.

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Upon questioning Adams wife, it was learned that he was a skilled mechanic and carpenter with a two week old daughter. Adams was on his way to Camden to start a new job at the Naval Ordnance Plant there and set things up so his family could join him shortly after. Mrs. Adams gave detailed lists of all the items he would have had in his possession on his trip, including two alarm clocks, because he was a very heavy sleeper.

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Then a couple of watches. Adams had been shot with a 38 caliber weapon in the back of the head. A week later, 30 year old Doyle Herron failed to show up on time for his deliveries. Doyle was a truck driver for the Western Meat Company. You could set your watch by him on his route between Little Rock and Center.

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To Emilio. So immediately, concerns were raised when he wasn't on time. Upon further investigation, it seems that he made his deliveries. As far as Brummett from it. Sorry, leaving there around 12:15 p.m.. His truck was found on the outskirts of town around 6 p.m. and the next day his body was discovered in a ditch about like 25 feet from the highway near the Bayou Meadow Bridge.

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The coroner would find once again a 38 slug in the victim's skull, and ballistics would prove it was from the same weapon that killed Adams. Million's murder proved to be the most profitable for red with a cash of $129 and the most damning dude of all here and being so popular along his route and so punctual. People remembered seeing someone with Doyle along the route and Red tended to kind of stick out due to his gravy.

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Wavy Red Locks. J.D. Newcomb, Jr, picked up red on his way to an inspection on Thursday. The 8th of March, heading from Little Rock to Clarksville. That afternoon, a Clay Warren couple discovered a partially burned 1941 Oldsmobile in a glade about 200 yards from their home. On further inspection, a charred body was discovered inside. Eyewitness accounts quickly started coming in, including an account from a bus driver and a patron flagging down the bus, heading back to Little Rock, wearing a coat that was ill fitting and matched the description of Newman's coat.

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Unfortunately, he didn't notice where the rider got off. Once again, robbery was the most apparent motive, and with Newcomb, his white gold Elgin Watch with his initials engraved on it, was missing. An anonymous tip would come in that an ex-con named Lonnie Blaine loaned his vehicle, which happened to have a 45 caliber revolver in the side pocket to a taxi driver named James Hall to take care of some business with the bootlegger.

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When the car was returned, two rounds were missing from the 45 lane. Being worried about being dragged into the case. Promptly sold the gun and didn't report this himself because he had a record. And was you know, afraid of getting pulled in as a possible, you know, accessory to murder. When the news reached LAPD Detective Chief Martin, he was flabbergasted.

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He remembered that Hall had been recently arrested for a barroom brawl and also questioned about his wife's disappearance the previous year. Hall was easily located at his place of employment, only recently returning literally that day, a couple of hours before police showed up, as he usually did after a long jaunts here and there. Lonnie Blaine gave detectives the name of the man he sold his gun to, and it was quickly retrieved.

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It took less than 30 minutes to verify it was indeed the weapon used to murder Hamilton.

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State police went to Red's place of residence and spoke with his landlady. After arresting Red and his landlady, Janie Rose informed them that just the night before, she had asked Hall to find new accommodations. It is constant comings and goings. She was concerned he may be some kind of gambler or something, but besides that, she said he was a fine tenant and easy to get along with.

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Hall's belongings were still in her home. His room was searched. A 32 caliber handgun was located on top of the dresser. A coach meeting the description of Newcomb Coat was hanging in the closet, as well as a watch stuffed into a cushion bearing the initials JD in Karin Franklin had in her possession a parcel box from hall containing a razor, shave, mug needles and razor blades.

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FRANKLIN also mentioned there was an electric clock in the parcel. The clock with the cigaret burn belonging to Adams wasn't located, so they returned and Search Hall's room again, this time finding the 38 Smith and Wesson tucked between some shirts with a mountain of evidence piled against him. State police figured a confession would be pretty smooth to get during his interview.

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Red started off thinking they were only there to question him about his missing wife, smugly believing that he was still flying under the radar for his other crimes. After being confronted with the weapon found in his room that was used to end most of his victims lives, he threw his hands out in a gesture of compliance and said, okay, I'll tell you all about it.

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I killed them all. Red's first confession was of killing his wife by taking her out to the old river road and beating her to death with his bare hands. The previous September, on Saturday afternoon, the 17th of March, a caravan of lawmen and reporters left City Hall with red, who gave directions to the place where he had killed Faye.

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Still dressed in his taxi driver uniform and cabbie's cap, he sat handcuffed to Peterson in the back seat of a lead car. Joe Burgess was to his left. The string of other automobiles paraded to the site off the Old River Road near the Riverside Golf Course. The trip had been delayed for several hours due to a heavy rain.

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However, the bad weather lifted around 3:15 p.m. and it was decided to carry on with the search.

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During the ride as a neared their destination or just asked Hall. Did your wife suspect anything when you brought her out here? I don't suppose she did, Red replied. Did you feel bad about killing her? No. My conscience never bothered me. Also making the journey to the scene of the crime was Captain Scroggins. Sheriff Caple, prosecuting attorney Sam Robinson, LAPD Patrolman O.J. Allen.

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And two deputies and detectives Judd Sims, Oliphant and Templeton representing the press. Besides, Georges, were Agnes Watson from Little Rock's evening newspaper, the Arkansas Democrat, and Dick Allen, a correspondent for the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Do the amount of time and whether Read struggled to find exactly where he had disposed of his wife's remains. But during the search, a woodcutter named Cecil Foster came to see what was going on and produced the skull he had found about three months ago.

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Hmm. Wow. And he didn't bother to turn that in. But at least he was willing to hand it over when they came out there anyway. Eventually, the majority of Adrian's skeletal remains were located in the area to bolster the case against Hall and to corroborate his confessions even further. Another road trip was made to Alexandria, Louisiana, to retrieve some of the items he had stolen from his victims.

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The accompanying contingent haul consisted of Oliphant, Simms, Judge Peterson and verges on the way to Louisiana. They stopped near Fordyce, where Hall reenacted the killing of Essie Adams. He remembered tearing the man's shoelaces when he looked for money in the shoes. Afterward, he put all of his ill gotten gains in Adams. The suitcase and hitched a ride into Camden.

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He surprised everyone when he told him that the man who picked him up was a government official. A Perry County Farm Services agent who was on his way to visit relatives in South Arkansas. The cadre of cops in Hall stopped in Camden briefly so he could point out the pool hall where he had left the rifled case. Then the group continued to Alexandria.

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There he led the officers to a jewelry store where he had sold an unusual ring. And Adams watch the ring was a heavy piece of jewelry with a snake and Hindu design set with a red stone. The store proprietor, CW Ingram, identified Hall as the man who had sold the watch and that ring. He wanted to pawn the articles, Ingram said.

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But since we're not licensed to operate a pawn shop, we declined. Then he gave me the most pitiful, unconvincing story I've ever heard. He gave me his name as H.L. Willis of Bunkie, Louisiana, and said he needed money for his buddy, who had been arrested for running a red light. I agreed to buy the watch and ring for $25 more than the items were worth, with the understanding he would buy them back Monday morning.

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But he never returned.

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Ingram told Alexandria Chief Police George Gray that the watch had been loaned to a customer who was having his own watch repaired. It was to be sent to Little Rock later. The ring was a mystery. It wasn't Adams. Hall said he had bought the ring in Little Rock, but he had no proof and no one believed him. It had been a long week and everyone was tired.

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But as a crew headed for home, Hall picked them up with a short statement that astounded them. There were others, he said. Others, Peterson raised an eyebrow. I've killed other people besides Fay and the four in Arkansas this year. A doesn't come to mind right now. That colored woman in Salina, a man in Texas last December, and ten Mexicans in Arizona in 1938.

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There were more. How many are we talking about? Peterson asked. Hmm. Nearer to more than 12, Redd estimated nearer 24 than 12. One for each year of his own life. Just like Billy the Kid. The killings, he claimed as his own doing amounted to 17, leaving seven unknown, possibly more. Though authorities didn't have names for the other victims, they certainly had some good prospects, REDD went on.

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The truth is that if I told you about every person I've killed, people wouldn't believe it. There are so many I can't remember. When detectives returned Hall to the police headquarters, Lieutenant DuPont took more fingerprints. The first batch dwindled fast, and officers from other states began making inquiries, hoping to close the books on unsolved murders in their jurisdictions.

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On Thursday, Red was moved to City Hall, where Oklahoma lawmen questioned him about similar killings in their state. Seminole Police Chief Dick Sims expressed his belief that Hall was the likely killer of Jim Owen, the chief warehouse man for the city's service oil company murdered on December 23rd, 1940. He hadn't admitted anything yet, Sims said. But he told us enough about it to convince us that he probably was the one.

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He said he had been over to Seminole several times, and I remember seeing him there myself. Captain Floyd parts with the Oklahoma State Highway Patrol ID Bureau and Ottawa County Sheriff De Walters. Called the LAPD and asked for his fingerprints and photograph, saying that four murders of a comparable type had been committed in the area around Miami, Oklahoma, in the past few months.

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Parks and waters then drove to Little Rock, seeking answers that really did, particularly to the slaying of women Peacock Jnr the previous autumn. But Hall was mum on the subject. Sheriff Bob Reeves of Franklin, Texas, telegraphed Sheriff Capel asking him to question Hall about the unsolved murder of a man named William Wilcox Calvert, Texas, on February 1st, 1941.

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The 30 year old Wilcox was found beaten to death and robbed in his small grocery store. Reeves said an undetermined amount of money and the victim's watch had been taken. They had no clues about the identity of the assailant. Wilcox lived alone in the back of the store. Cable asked Hall, but Redd denied any knowledge of that crime and said he had never been in Calvert.

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Captain Manuel T Gonzales with the Texas Rangers, sent a member of his forces to question Hall about six unsolved slayings that had occurred in around 1938. Hall pleaded ignorance when answering queries by the Rangers, remembering the report of Hall being seen in a maroon car with a Texas plate. Chief Martin asked him about the back seat of Bibles.

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Hall said he had tried to sell them for a publishing company in Dallas but didn't have much luck. So he quit. He provided his employer's name, and Martin was inclined to believe him. Just in case, though, Martin phoned Dallas Chief of Detectives J.W. Fritz and asked him to investigate whether a Bible salesman had been reported missing or killed in Texas in late 1944.

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Red said he would look into it. I might as well set the record straight about figuring to all told the Arkansas authorities she knew too much. She was the most bullheaded woman I ever saw. Always wanted to go with me. When I traveled. I let her come along when I went to Oregon. I couldn't take a chance to talk.

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But the night I killed her, she went with me willingly to the willingly to the river riverbank. I always seemed to have a knack for gaining the confidence of anyone. Anything I suggested rarely brought me an argument. I don't know what it is or how to explain it exactly. This knack helped me get rides on highways with motorists who had passed up other hitchhikers.

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Arkansas investigators asked him about two unsolved murders that occurred in Searcy, an Alaska counties, in 1944. A skeleton had been found near Leslie, and another was discovered on the 12 St Pike in Little Rock. All denied knowledge of either case and also refuted accusations that he had killed a man near Kerr, Arkansas, in 1942. He did tell Campbell he had a good prospective victim in Little Rock last year, but decided it best not to kill her.

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Robin Hall felt sure the crime would have been solved, identified the man as a cafe operator who always carried between 5000 and $6,000 in his pockets. What about your own brother, George? Sheriff Campbell asked Gilmer. What about him? Fred responded. You have anything to do with his disappearance? He left home and I suppose someone murdered him. Despite Hall's devil may care attitude toward killing people, Campbell said he found Hall to be a pleasant conversationalist.

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After meeting with the out of State lawman Red Bluff City Hall, accompanied by Peterson, Judge Martin and Burgess when they got back to the county jail. Hall's father and family friend met them on the sidewalk. Samuel Hall threw his arms around his son for the first time since the arrest. Red's nerves broke and he sobbed. Sammy retained his composure.

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It was the first time they had seen each other since Red's capture. They had a short visit spent mostly in prayer. Lawman had at first deemed it advisable to suppress the news of other possible slayings until investigators could investigations could be made. They reasoned Hall might purposely tell of long list of bloody murders in order to cause a delay in his trial, and also to get special privileges and trips to report crime scenes with many stops at restaurants along the way.

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But word got out and Detective Chief Martin made a statement to the press. He branded Hall, the most unfeeling, heartless and inhumane killer he'd ever known in all of his 27 years on the detective force. He'd never met a man like him. He talks about murder as if it was commonplace. Martin did believe he'd committed similar crimes across the nation.

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He told him he'd hitchhiked over the country since he was 14 and a visit all except a few of the eastern states. He was quoted as saying, You can't make me believe these things. He admitted to his only crimes. We may never be able to connect him to others, but I will always believe he had enough experience in killing that he had about reached the peak of perfection.

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Joe Burgess arranged for an exclusive jailhouse interview with Hall and Red, greeted the reporter cordially. He started by explaining the emotional scene that had just occurred with his father. You know, seeing him was more than I could stand. I had to cry. He told me he would stick by me. And I told him all I wanted him to do is pray for me.

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But I didn't want him to spend one red cent on my behalf. I told him I didn't consider it necessary, since whatever happens to me will be the will of God. Have you contacted a lawyer or just asked? It takes money to hire a lawyer and I certainly haven't got any. My grandmother owns a little farm back home, but I would not have her dispose of it for me.

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After all, my family's not responsible for my troubles. So why should I allow them to wreck their own lives? For me? One thing Hall wanted just to stress, and the first thing he wanted the reporter to write down was a message to the public concerning his sanity. Detective Chief Owen Martin, Copyright Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. I don't want people to think I'm crazy, he said.

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They would reach the conclusion that I'm afraid to die. If I faked insanity now, the general reaction would be that I was looking for a way out when I'm before the judge. I will tell him that I am not insane. If I have to die for my crimes, I will die with the knowledge that I will meet my maker.

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I have been saved and I know God will not turn me down. Why? I committed these murders? I don't know. And no one except God has the answer. All said he was arranging to have a history of his life, published with half of the royalties going to the ghost writer and the other half going to a trust fund for his two year old son.

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Then he proceeded to talk about other murders he had committed. The urge to kill came on me in 1938 while I was working on a ranch in Arizona. My boss was George Shoemaker. I drove a truck for him. Many Mexicans were employed on the ranch and over a period of about a month, I killed ten of them. I killed them all to rob them.

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How did you do it? Were just pressing for details. How did you get away with that many murders? It really was easy, Hall said. I walked them out into the desert, never more than one at a time. I always had the difference. Either a club or a pistol. And after I had marched a victim into a remote section of the desert, I'd killed them and robbed them.

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Sometimes I'd beat them to death, and other times I'd shoot them. I never got more than $50 from any of them. Bodies of migrant farm workers were sometimes discovered, but when one was found, no one seemed interested. After all, they figured it was only a mexican.

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Those who went missing created no great deal of excitement. It was assumed they had just left the country. From 1929 through 1937, as many as 400,000 Mexican migrant workers returned to their native land, either because of roundups and deportations by the Federal Bureau of Immigration or Violence from vigilantes angered by the loss of jobs to the group. Even though some of the workers were U.S. citizens themselves, I never felt bad about any of my killings, Hall said.

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I always slept well. He didn't remember the names of any of the ten Mexican workers, which wasn't surprising since he couldn't recall the names of his most recent victims in Arkansas when first questioned about those. Did you kill anybody else? Between 1938 and last September when you killed 15? Or just asked? All shook his head. No. You see, I married a sweet country girl in 1939.

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I lived with her until a couple of years ago. I was a good boy all that time. I worked steadily and every dime I earned was gained honestly. When we separated, I went back to my old ways again.

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Some Oklahoma officers question me today thinking I killed some people in that state. But they're wrong. I admit I pulled some fast ones in Oklahoma, but no killings. All didn't elaborate on those crimes, but did tell of playing in a high stakes poker game in New Orleans, where he detected the dealer drawing cards from the bottom of the deck.

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He said he made a gunplay and took charge of the situation.

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My next killing after 1938 was in San Marcos, Texas, last December when I beat a man to rob him. I think I got about $80 from him. I still saw him lying motionless. 4 hours later. The interview was interrupted frequently when Hall sought to substantiate a point by quoting the Bible. You know, he said, there are some people who can't kill a chicken or a cat.

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I never was that way. I always could kill anything without compunction, but I never could stand to see anything suffer. How about your murder? Victims were just asked, all shot back. They never suffered a bit. They or their families might disagree with you on that. Well, for once, Red was at a loss for words. What's your opinion of the police?

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Red says, I always try to cooperate with them. Many of them are swell fellows, and after all, an officer has a duty to perform just the same as anyone else. The officers who have handled my case have been gentlemen. In fact, every officer I've met since I was arrested has been kind and courteous. They're a swell bunch of fellows.

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Despite confessing to more than a dozen murders in other states, Hall would never be tried for any of them. It was determined by Pulaski County prosecuting attorney Sam Robinson that the strongest case against REDD was for first degree murder and the death of 15. If the death penalty was not handed down, Hall would have been able to be tried for the other murders.

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Shortly before heading to court. Hall decided to change his mind and plead not guilty and also push for an insanity plea as a last ditch effort. But the courts found him competent and a jury found him guilty and sentenced him to death for the murder of Ferrin, officially sentenced on May 14th, 1945, to death by electric chair. With his execution being carried out on January 4th, 1946.

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So there you have it, James. We were in Hall, a.k.a. Red Deer, Arkansas. It's like killer.

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No good deed goes unpunished. Thank you. Thank you for sticking around and hopefully the next episode won't be as long in coming.

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Be sure to follow Twisted States and Disruptive Girl on Instagram, regular updates and some bizarre behind the scene looks at me host Reagan. And I will be around I will be doing some vlogging. I got some some some more free time since I cut down my hours at the job that I started thinking I could balance everything out, knowing better, but still trying to give it a shot anyway.

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And yeah, I mean, it's, it's heading into spooky season, my time of year. This is like, you know, when I really start ramping up as the weather starts to I'm just waiting for the weather to cool down. I try to convince myself that it's already happening, even though we all know better. So I'm sweating profusely, but in hopes of cooler days, I start preparing for all the fun stuff.

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I also have a drop coming soon or my at least work out here too, so keep an eye out for that. Over on my disruptive girl Instagram account and I will see you next time. Till then, take care.