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Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby?


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In March 1932, the baby son of American aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home near Hopewell, New Jersey. Four years later a German immigrant carpenter, Bruno Richard
Hauptmann, was convicted of the murder of the baby and died in the electric chair.
At the time and ever since, doubts have existed about the guilt of Hauptmann. Indeed in 1982, with new evidence, his 83-year-old widow reopened the case and sued the State of New Jersey for the wrongful execution of her husband.
Ludovic Kennedy looks at the evidence only recently made public and shows that doubts are now more than ever justified.


Unknown: Charles Lindbergh
Unknown: Bruno Richard
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy

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Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby?

BBC Two England, 1 May 1985 19.55

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