Clyde Barrow: The Story Behind The Story

A Humanist's perspective

It was 79 years ago today, on a lonely Louisiana highway, that one of the most infamous of all executions took place.  On May 23, 1934 at a few minutes after 9 AM,  six gunmen ambushed and viciously shot to death a young couple who were driving down that lonely two lane road in Louisiana.  The first shot took part of the young man’s head off.  As he was the driver, the car went off the road.  When the young lady, who was the passenger screamed, the gunmen proceeded to fill the young couple with bullets.  The events so described are in my judgment among the most vile and vicious of deeds related to the account of BONNIE AND CLYDE…….

Most folk have heard of “Bonnie and Clyde”; mainly due to the 1967 film which told the story of their vicious and bloody two year crime spree which lead to…

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