LOEB-LEOPOLD CASE WITH EXCERPTS FROM THE EVIDENCE OF THE ALIENISTS, AND INCLUDING THE ARGUMENTS TO THE COURT BY COUNSEL FOR THE PEOPLE AND THE DEFENSE.
Sellers, Alvin V.
Item #: 9011
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2003.
Subjects: CRIMINAL JUSTICE, CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY
Reprint of first and only edition. The Loeb-Leopold casewas one of the most fascinating and sensational trials ofthe twentieth century. On May 21, 1924, Nathan Leopold andRichard Loeb confessed to the thrill killing of fourteen-year old Bobby Franks. Clarence Darrow led their defenseteam. Robert Crowe, the prosecutor, was an equally skillfuladversary. What is more, both attorneys called "alienists"to the stand who offered conflicting assessments of thedefendants' mental states. Though their guilt was beyondquestion, Darrow hoped to save them from the electric chair.His successful twelve-hour plea, one of the greatest court-room speeches in history, moved the presiding judge totears.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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