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http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0412-C-Leopold_and_Loeb-Courthouse_Crowds-July_24_1924.jpg
The trial of Nathan Leopold (1904-1971) and Richard Loeb (1905-1936), at Chicago's Courthouse Place, was a media spectacle drawing hundreds of spectators every day. Loeb’s family hired famed attorney Clarence Darrow, one of the most renowned…

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The headline for the August 28, 1924, edition of The San Francisco Call refers to the thrill killers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb's trial for the horrific murder of Bobby Franks. Newspapers across the country followed the court case, filling their…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0412-C-Nathan_F_Leopold_letter-Dec_7_1964.jpg
After his release from prison in 1958, Nathan Leopold (1904-1971) moved to Puerto Rico where he restarted his life as an x-ray technician and advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. In this letter, he discusses his opposition to capital…

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Richard Loeb was killed in 1936 by his cellmate James Day at the Illinois State Penitentiary at Statesville. During his time in prison, he was under constant threat by other prisoners because of the heinous nature of his crime. Leopold (19 at the…

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Nathan Leopold (1904-1971) wrote Life Plus 99 Years while in prison awaiting a parole hearing. He was released in 1958 after thirty-three years of incarceration. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb’s (1905-1936) are best known for the heinous murder…
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