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Great Falls Native Writes Book About Bringing Grandfather's Killer to Justice

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GREAT FALLS - Clarence Pellett was shot in the back multiple times and murdered by a hitch hiker.

Clem Pellett, Clarence's grandson said  he found out about the murder after the death of his mother, "I ran across some old newspapers. I started to read them, and they were about the murder of my grandfather. I kept reading and learned the name of the killer."

Frank Dryman was convicted of the murder in Montana, but he was able to escape leaving the state to start a new life.

"I did some research and found out he was on the lam for 60 years. One thing led to another and I was able to capture him," said Pellett.

KFBB reported on Dryman's capture in March 2010, "A man who murdered a Shelby oil worker nearly 60 years ago is in jail tonight after almost four decades on the run."

Clem Pellett spoke with KFBB at the time about his feeling toward Dryman.

"I would like to talk to him. What happens to him is up to the justice system. That's not my call, but I have no animosity toward him."

Pellett will be speaking at the University of Great Falls Tuesday about his experience catching a cold blooded killer, which is also the inspiration behind the novel he wrote called Dastardly.
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