all the endless road you tread there's nothing but the night." When Darrow finally ended his appeal, according to one newspaper. Interestingly, Leopold and Loeb spent a lot more time on figuring out how to retrieve the ransom than on who their victim was. The murder trial of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold that shocked the nation is best remembered decades later for the twelve-hour long plea of Clarence Darrow to save his young clients from the gallows. . Leopold said he had spent the day with Loeb. The following morning, the body was discovered and quickly identified.
Leopold and Loeb - Wikipedia
The Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood that was scarred by the murder of Bobby Franks is much changed from 1924. She works in mysterious ways, and we are her victims. On August 22, 1924, Clarence Darrow began his summation for the defense in a "courtroom jammed to suffocation, with hundreds of men and women rioting in the corridors outside." As a newspaper reporter observed, the setting underscored Darrow's argument "that the court was the only. Loeb, when questioned separately, confirmed Leopold's alibi. What is clearest about the motives is that Leopold's attraction to Loeb was his primary reason for participating in the crime. Finally, in 1958, his fourth appeal was pleaded by the poet Carl Sandburg, who even went as far as to offer Leopold a room in his own home. The glasses, belonging to Nathan Leopold, had slipped out of the jacket he removed as he struggled to hide the body.