Charles Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Study

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Jose Seltzer, Ryan Turner, Robert Taylor III
Lindbergh Kidnapping Case
Mr. Lynch
December 13, 2016

Lindbergh Kidnapping
Narrators- Jose Seltzer, Ryan Turner, Robert Taylor III

S- The Charles Lindbergh Kidnapping case occurred in March, 1932 when Charles Lindbergh’s son (Charles Lindbergh Jr.) was stolen from his crib between 8-10pm. Born in Detroit, February 4, 1902, Charles Lindbergh grew up in a divided family. He moved around a lot as a child. Never staying in one place long, one or two years at the most. He spent most of his upbringing in Little Falls, Minnesota with his mother. In childhood, Lindbergh showed exceptional mechanical ability. At the age of 18 years, he entered the University of Wisconsin to study engineering. However, …show more content…

his bath and to put him to bed at 7:30pm. At around 8:00pm Betty Gow went to check on him and found him sleeping. At around 8:20pm Charles Lindbergh arrived home. At 8:30 Charles and Anne sat down to eat dinner. Anne wondered why Charles was home so early because he had a meeting that night. Charles said that he had mistakenly …show more content…

A devious ploy to account for a missing child. Adoring jurors at Flemington in 1935 were not suspicious of Lindbergh's outrageously false ear-witness testimony. At the Flemington trial Lindbergh was unable to remember where he had been during the day of his son's disappearance yet he claimed to remember Hauptmann's voice, shouting from afar only two short words 3 years earlier!
His original testimony, at the time of the cemetery drop-off, revealed that he had been sitting in a car with the windows rolled up - more than half a block away.
Lindbergh's testimony at Hauptmann's trial is disturbing. Not only were the jurors dazzled by the famous aviator's presence but none of them thought to question Lindbergh's ability to identify a person in this manner. They must have assumed that the daredevil who flew to Paris also possessed supernatural hearing. It is simply not possible for human hearing to be that keen nor is it possible for human memory to be that reliable. Based upon such horrendous standards Hauptmann's execution was really the murder of justice

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