23 May - Bonnie and Clyde die in a hail of bullets

The public, prison workers and police had died in equal measure at the hands of the gang lead by Bonnie and Clyde. Other FBI ‘Public Enemies’ had killed and been arrested but the callous killings of two patrolmen in the previous month meant the Texas authorities wanted those responsible dead. Seven lawmen lay in wait for the couple to pass in their distinctive Ford V-8 along a highway they knew Bonnie and Clyde would travel. When they came, 130 bullets ripped into them and their car... Read the full Bonnie and Clyde Crime File

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