Crime in a different time and place

Bonnie and Clyde met a different end, on this day in 1934, than many of our convicts today … no wonder this generation raised a slightly more temperate one in the 50s.

“The woman was crumpled up on the seat, her head between her knees and a machine gun in her lap. Marrow, a smear of red, wet rags, had been clutching a sawed-off shotgun in one hand as he drove … Governor O. K. Allen of Louisiana congratulated Sheriff Anderson Jordan of Bienville Parish, where Barrow and the Parker woman were killed, when he was informed of the details today.”

(via NYT)