Did "Willie-Jay" Really Exist?

A while back, while doing research for this book, I was asked, "Is there any evidence that the character Willie-Jay in “In Cold Blood” really existed? Truman Capote said he was one of the only characters whose real name was not used." — My response: “Willie-Jay” was the pseudonym Truman Capote gave to John McRell, the young assistant prison chaplain at Kansas State Penitentiary during Perry Smith’s first incarceration there, from March 1956 to J...  Continue reading...