For the curious, one of the most remarkable stories occurred in 1981 in Skidmore. MO, involving Ken McElroy, who terrorized the town for years without spending any significant jail time for the 20+ felonies he committed. He was the subject of a book - In Broad Daylight - a movie with the same title starring Brian Dennehy - and a 60 Minutes episode shortly after his execution - Murder in a Small Town, narrated by Morley Safer. To date, no one has come forward to identify his killers. One comment I read was that even the town’s police was afraid of him - go figure. FYI
So…what’s the problem? Town had a problem…problem solved.