Lindberg Baby Kidnapping

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Unit 1 Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Naisha Whitmire Kaplan University CJ101 Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping On March 1, 1932, twenty-month-old baby Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr was kidnapped from his nursery on the second floor of Lindbergh’s house in Hopewell, New Jersey. Baby Charlie was the son of Charles Lindbergh, a famous aviator, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh in which was “America’s Family”. When the child’s nurse, Betty Gow, went to check on Charlie around 10:00pm, he was gone but Lindbergh nor his wife had the child. An immense investigation was led by the New Jersey State police along with the New York City Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. There was substantial evidence which includes a ransom note and forensics…show more content…
Hauptmann gave evidence within his defense, it was not his voice that was heard by Condon, however, he was unable to explain Fisch, the handwriting similarities, or his whereabouts on the eve of the abduction. Although Hauptmann plead not guilty and denied all involvement in the crime, most of the evidence pointed to him. The telephone number of Condon that was found on the inside of a door frame of a closet at his residence (FBI 2016). The gold certificates found during the investigation that was part of the paid $14,000.00 ransom, in which Hauptmann used at a gas station, and was positively identified by the filling station attendant. After being taken into custody by Federal and local authorities, he was indicted on charges extortion then two weeks later indicted for capital murder. During the corrections phase, Hauptmann was transferred from Bronx County New York to Flemington, New Jersey to await trial (What happened to the Lindbergh baby). The trial lasted for about five weeks and was based on circumstantial evidence that police collected. Once the jury reached the verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree, Hauptmann was sentenced to death. The defense tried to appeal but the verdict was upheld by the Supreme Court and eventually received a 30-day reprieve but was still resentenced for electrocution by the electric chair on April 3, 1936. After Hauptmann’s death, many questions surfaced about how the investigation was run, witness tampering,

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