AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Perfect Crime

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Perfect Crime

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 9:00pm

Nathan Leopold (left) and Richard Loeb, who confessed to the murder of Bobby Franks, appear at a Chicago jail. June 4, 1924.

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Re-examine the shocking story of Leopold and Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924 to prove they were smart enough to get away with it. Their trial set off a national debate about morality and capital punishment. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Perfect Crime airs Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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