THIS DAY IN CRIME HISTORY: MAY 23, 1934

She was an honor student with a talent for creative writing.  He was an ex-con and habitual criminal with a preference for Fords and Browning Automatic Rifles.  On this date in 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and gunned down by a posse led by (semi)retired Texas Ranger Frank Hamer.

Crime Library: BONNIE & CLYDE: ROMEO AND JULIET IN A GETAWAY CAR

Bonnie and Clyde at Wikipedia

The Bonnie and Clyde Festival in Gibsland, LA (which is this weekend, if you’re in the area)

“The Story of Bonnie and Clyde,” a poem by Bonnie Parker

Frank Hamer at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame

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