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Vintage Chicago Tribune: Leopold and Loeb

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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To the public, Robert “Bobby” Franks’ death 100 years ago appeared to have been orchestrated for money and for thrill. But the two brilliant masterminds behind the crime simply referred to it as a “perfect murder” — for which they believed they could outsmart the authorities and would never stand trial. Friends Nathan “Babe” Leopold Jr., 19, and Richard “Dickie” Loeb, 18, were the pampered sons of prominent Kenwood families. The wealth in Leopold’s family stemmed from both his parents. His father, Nathan F. Leopold Sr., was a paper box...

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