Essay On Lindbergh Kidnapping

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From historic feat to historic tragedy, that is what the Lindbergh family experienced when Colonel Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic and just five short years later Charles A. Lindbergh, Junior was kidnaped. Charles A. Lindbergh, Junior was kidnaped from the family home in Hopewell, New Jersey on March 1, 1932. After a series of ransoms, fifteen in total, a truck driver found a body in the woods a mere two miles from the home on May 12, 1932. Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh identified the body as that of their missing child. Two years following the crime, one of the ransom bills was used to purchase gasoline and the police apprehended Bruno Richard Hauptmann. The trial began on January 2, 1935 and ended with the execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann on April 3, 1936. As a result of the Lindbergh kidnapping, Congress passed the Federal Kidnapping Law, influencing the Federal …show more content…
Lindbergh, Junior. The New Jersey state attorney, David T. Wilentz, and the prosecution began to introduce their evidence to the jury. The prosecution presented the details that linked Hauptmann to the crime such as: ransom notes, his accent that was identified by Doctor Condon and Mr. Lindbergh as that of the man who received the ransoms, and Hauptmann quitting his job soon after the kidnapping. An accountant provided information of the large sums of money that were deposited into his account after he had quit his job. The handwriting experts, that had reviewed the notes after the apprehension of Hauptmann, testified the handwriting of the notes was that of Hauptmann. The taxi driver also testified that the defendant had paid him to deliver a ransom note. Three other witnesses placed the defendant in the vicinity of the Lindbergh house around the time of the crime. One even said they saw Hauptmann driving with a ladder in the

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