June 14, 1924

This illustration went with an article about the case of Leopold and Loeb, one of the many “Crimes of the Century” in the 20th century. Two American students at the University of Chicago kidnapped and murdered a 14-year-old boy on May 21, 1924. They committed the murder thinking they were superior men that they believe entitled them to carry out a “perfect crime” without consequences. Both were sentenced to life in prison. Loeb was murdered by a fellow prisoner in 1936. Leopold was released on parole in 1958.