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Talk:Leopold and Loeb - Wikipedia
On May 21, , two brilliant, wealthy, Chicago teenagers attempted to commit the perfect crime just for the thrill of it. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped year-old Bobby Franks, bludgeoned him to death in a rented car, and then dumped Franks' body in a distant culvert. Although they thought their plan was foolproof, Leopold and Loeb made a number of mistakes that led police right to them. The subsequent trial, featuring famous attorney Clarence Darrow , made headlines and was often referred to as "the trial of the century. Nathan Leopold was brilliant. He had an IQ of over and excelled at school. By age 19, Leopold had already graduated from college and was in law school.
In 'Swoon,' Leopold, Loeb and their murderous love
From Nathan Leopold to Richard Loeb October 9th, Dear Dick: In view or our former relations, I take it for granted that it is unnecessary to make any excuse for writing to you at this time, and still am going to state my reasons for doing so, as this may turn out to be a long letter, and I don't want to cause you the inconvenience of reading it all to find out what it contains if you are not interested in the subjects dealt with. First, I am enclosing the document which I mentioned to you today, and which I will explain later. Second, I am going to tell you of a new fact which has come up since our discussion. And third, I am going to put in writing what my attitude is toward our present relations, with a view of avoiding future misunderstandings, and in the hope which I think is rather vain that possibly we may have misunderstood each other, and can yet clear this matter up. Now, as to the first, I wanted you this afternoon, and still want you, to feel that we are on equal footing legally, and, therefore, I purposely committed the same tort of which you were guilty, the only difference being that in your case the facts would be harder to prove than in mine, should I deny them.
Nathan Freudenthal Leopold, Jr. November 19, — August 30, and Richard A. Loeb June 11, — January 28, , more commonly known as Leopold and Loeb , were two wealthy teenage students who murdered year-old Bobby Franks in Their crime was notable in being largely motivated by an apparent need to prove the duo's belief that their high intellects made them capable of committing a "perfect crime," and also for its role in the history of American thought on capital punishment. The legendary Clarence Darrow defended them, succeeding in achieving prison sentences, avoiding the death penalty.