The two young men from Chicago were fired with the idea of committing the “perfect murder”.
They killed fourteen-year-old Bobbie Franks in May 1924 and were sentenced on September 10 to life imprisonment for murder and 99 years for kidnapping.
Richard (“Dickie”) Loeb was slashed to death in a brawl in January 1936 in Northern Illinois Penitentiary near Joliet.
Nathan (“Babe”) Leopold was paroled in March 1958.
Claiming he wanted “a chance to find redemption for myself and to help others,” he moved to Puerto Rico to work as a hospital technician. He died on August 30, 1971.