In the second part of Mitchum’s story of Grace Reynolds life & death, he talks about the arrest, his amnesia, grieving for Grace from behind bars, and the drunk attorney that represented him.
“Detective John Barnette and Judge Birchfield came to my cell reading a murder warrant to me and told me Grace was dead and that they were charging me with her murder.”
Listen to the episode:
Mitchum mentions that the lawyer, Ron Patton, who showed up and offered to get him off for ten thousand dollars was dressed like Bat Masterson. Anyone remember the TV show? Here’s a clip:
For a detailed timeline of events of the night of August 13, 1974, check out Susan Simpson’s timeline from her investigation on Undisclosed.