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".
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.