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Clarence Darrow, el abogado que libró a Leopold y Loeb de la pena capital.

Clarence Darrow, el abogado que libró a Leopold y Loeb de la pena capital.

Richard "Dick" Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith were two mass murderers responsible for the massacre of an entire farmer family after their attempted robbery went astray in 1959. Truman Capote wrote about this in his best selling book "In Cold Blood".

Dick Hickock and Perry Smith

Richard "Dick" Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith were two mass murderers responsible for the massacre of an entire farmer family after their attempted robbery went astray in 1959. Truman Capote wrote about this in his best selling book "In Cold Blood".

Everett Collection Richard Loeb, Nathan Leopold await Court's decision on  Writ of Habeus Corpus, IL, 1924.

Everett Collection Richard Loeb, Nathan Leopold await Court's decision on Writ of Habeus Corpus, IL, 1924.

Photograph of Richard Loeb  Source	 Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.  Article	 Leopold and Loeb

Photograph of Richard Loeb Source Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society. Article Leopold and Loeb

1924. Defense attorney Clarence Darrow argues for life sentences for Richard Loeb, 18, and Nathan Leopold Jr., 19, on trial for the murder of 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks. In hopes of avoiding the death penalty, Darrow pleaded both defendants guilty.

1924. Defense attorney Clarence Darrow argues for life sentences for Richard Loeb, 18, and Nathan Leopold Jr., 19, on trial for the murder of 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks. In hopes of avoiding the death penalty, Darrow pleaded both defendants guilty.

Murder cases in the 1920s. Nathan Leopold, age nineteen, and his friend Richard Loeb, age eighteen

Murder cases in the 1920s. Nathan Leopold, age nineteen, and his friend Richard Loeb, age eighteen

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