I submit the facts do not rest on the evidence of these boys alone. It is proven by the writings; it is proven by every act.
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Ph. 1978, University of Tennessee. Majors, Randall Eugene. Clarence Darrow in Defense of Leopold and Loeb : A Case Study in Forensic Argumentation. PhD. 1978, Indiana University. Leopold and Loeb : Texts and Contexts of an American Cause Celebre". 1991, McGill University (Canada). ISBN : 0-315-74720-X.
The fate of Leopold and Loeb was to rest solely with Judge John R. Caverly.
The young age of the victim, the brutality of the crime, the wealth of the participants, and the confessions, all made this murder front page news. With the public decidedly against the boys and an extremely large amount of evidence tying the boys to the murder, it was almost certain that Leopold and Loeb were going to receive the death penalty The fate of Leopold and Loeb was to rest solely with Judge John R. The prosecution had over 80 witnesses that presented the cold-blooded murder in all its gory details. The defense focused on psychology, especially the boys' upbringing.
Verso of following page has newspaper clipping attached with the story of Loeb's death in prison. Another clipping in back with story of his death also. The Plymouth Court Press publisher. This copy was owned by a Detective M Joe Murphy Phoenix, Arizona 1930. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 380 pages.
Our conversation tells the story of what newspapers at the time called the 'crime of the century,' while also covering the layers of meaning that have made this inscrutable murder endlessly interesting. The Deerfield Public Library Podcast: 33: Nina Barrett, author of The Leopold and Loeb Files.
New York: New. American Library, 1957.
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In other respects, Loeb and Leopold diverged sharply. Loeb was handsome, athletic and popular
In other respects, Loeb and Leopold diverged sharply. Loeb was handsome, athletic and popular. In Leopold's autobiography, Life Plus 99 Years, he wrote that Loeb possessed "the social graces to the nth degree. Miriam Allen DeFord in "Superman's Crime," the chapter on this case in the book Killer Couples, wrote that the two "committed petty thefts, devised a system of cheating at bridge, set small fires and turned in false alarms, perpetrated acts of vandalism. They were caught sometimes, but they were never taken seriously, never punished or stopped.