N0. 1 Blog for Literary Openings, Gadgets and News in Nigeria

Literary Openings, Gadgets and News in Nigeria | Duketundesblog: SATURDAY DIGEST: World's Most Infamous Murders 'VALENTINE EDITION' ( Day 5 )

Saturday, 13 February 2016

SATURDAY DIGEST: World's Most Infamous Murders 'VALENTINE EDITION' ( Day 5 )

Good morning LOVELIES, wow can you feel it already, love is in the air people. It's VALENTINE and time for our Special Valentine edition of the Duketundesblog SATURDAY DIGEST 'World's most Infamous Murders' series. This weekend we bring you THE GLAMOROUS LOVERS 'Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.

The glamorous lovers as they are generally referred to in American pop folklore, Clyde Chestnut Barrow born on March 24, 1909 and his lover Bonnie Elizabeth Parker born on October 1, 1910, were criminals who terrorized the central United States with their gang during the great depression, robbing and killing people.

Bonnie, who had married a man named Roy Thornton at a tender age of 16 but the marriage ended when Thornton was sentenced to 99 years jail for murders. She met Clyde when she was 19 and Clyde 21. The first night Clyde visited Bonnie's house he was arrested  on seven count charge of burglary and car theft. He was given a two years sentence, but escaped when Bonnie smuggled a gun into the jail. He was recaptured after robbing a railway office at gunpoint, just days after his jailbreak and was sentenced to prison for fourteen years.

World's Most Infamous Murders (The Beast of Bronx)

In his desperation to get out of jail again he employed the services of another prisoner to cut off two of his toes with an axe. He was released on crutches and headed straight back to Bonnie.

After the reunion, the couple formed a gang whose exploits captured the attention of the American public during the "Public Enemy Era", between 1931 and 1935. Though known today for his dozen-or-so bank robberies, Barrow preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and several civilians. The couple were eventually ambushed and killed by law officers near the town of Sailes, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana on 23 May 1934. Their reputation was revived and cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.

1 comment:

  1. How come this woman keeps attracting criminals. What exactly went wrong in her life?

    Mily's blog


Thanks for visiting DTB today, Your opinion counts, Please drop your comments, opinion and advise in the comment section. Thanks again and don't forget to bookmark us.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...