I recently came across an article of Truman Capote interviewing Bobby Beausoleil. The interview took place in San Quentin State Prison, in California, in 1972. Previously, Capote had interviewed murderer Perry Smith in prison. Capote's 1966 non-fiction novel called "In Cold Blood" is about the massacre of a farming family by Richard Hickock and Smith. Capote portrayed Smith as a petty criminal, and his temperamental mental disorder was a trigger for the massacre. During the book research, Capote had expressed a kind of affection towards Perry Smith, and I believe he had a similar feeling toward Beausoleil when he went to see him in prison.