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This is a complete presentation on Lindbergh Kidnapping & Murder, which led to the arrest, trial, conviction and execution of Bruno Hauptmann. It covers all evidence used against him, the FBI's involvement in the case and its growth as a result of this case.There is also a 20 point multiple choice test with answer key plus a complete set of Flashcards for reviewing the presentation. THERE ARE MANY ACTUAL SLIDES FOR YOUR REVIEW IN THE PREVIEW. THIS IS YOUR BEST INDICATION OF PRODUCT QUALITY.
The author is a retired lawyer, instructor and textbook writer.
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On May 12, 1932, a delivery truck driver pulled to the side of a road less than 5 miles south of the Lindbergh estate. He had to urinate and his only choice was to go into nearby woods. He walked into a grove of trees and discovered the body of a toddler. He notified the police. The police took the body to the Trenton morgue and discovered that the skull was badly fractured and the body badly decomposed. There had been a clumsy burial attempt but animals had easily removed the body from the ground and chewed on it. The baby's body was easily identified as the kidnapped baby because of a peculiarity of its foot: overlapping toes of the right foot. It was also wearing the same outfit as when the crime took place.
The initial exam suggested that blunt force trauma to the head, probably a blow from the killer, was the cause of death. Dr. Condon, the go between for Lindbergh with the kidnapper, was still negotiating with the kidnapper for the baby's return when the body was found. All along the kidnapper pretended the baby was still alive. In reality, he had killed the baby shortly after the kidnapping, before he left Lindbergh's neighborhood to drive home to New York.