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Brothers in Blood, Leopold and Loeb, plead guilty to ‘perfect crime’

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The child prodigy and the wealthy psychopath had hoped to commit a crime for which they would never be caught. Exactly two months after their killing and kidnap of a 14-year-old boy, they were before a judge, pleading guilty.

They had already confessed to their crimes in the newspapers the previous month, after the police interviewed one of their chauffeurs and exposed their alibi.

What first made the police suspicious had been the fact that Leopold had left his glasses at the ‘perfect’ crime scene...