THE DEATH OF BONNIE & CLYDE

During The Great Depression, the criminal exploits of the two twenty something robbers, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrows, captured the public headlines as they went on a crime spree path throughout Texas and Louisiana, robbing mostly small businesses as well as some banks in at least 100 felony incidents. At first their story seemed to have some public traction as counter heroes, involved in illicit sex and adventure, but any perverse public support soon waned as the couple’s crimepath involved the deaths of nine police officers and a number of innocent civilians.

Eventually police laid a trap for the couple and ambushed them in a hail of gunfire in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, as Clyde Barrows attempted to charge at police at 85 miles per hour in his car,  which was hit with 167 bullet holes. Dead at the scene with massive bullet wounds were Clyde Barrows, 25, and his girlfriend, Bonnie Parker, 23. After the police successfully stopped the crime spree of the pair, many post mortem photos of the couple were produced, where the bodies of the two seemed to be displayed like the prey of some big game hunters.

In one morbid photo, the embalming fluid ran from the many bullet wounds of Bonnie Parker, soaking the sheet wrapping her lifeless body. A posse of four Texas police officers and two Louisiana police officers hid in some bushes and laid a trap to ambush the dangerous robbers and murderers, ending their deadly crime spree…Bonnie_and_Clyde_Death_Car_4_by_coleymonkeyBonnie master - Copy (2) - Copy - Copybonnie2bonnie3bonnie4bonnie5bonnie6bonnie7bonnie8bonnie9bonnie10bonnie13bonniedeath1bonnie19bonnie11

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  • Commander_Chico

    They weren’t as good looking as Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.

    • Paul Hooson

      No, they really were not…but, they were a huge news story back during the Great Depression…