1 March 1932 Lindbergh baby abducted

Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the 20 month old son of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was abducted from his family home in East Amwell, New Jersey, on the evening of March 1, 1932. Over two months later, on May 12, 1932, his body was discovered a short distance from the Lindbergh home and a subsequent medical examination determined the cause of death as a massive skull fracture.

After an investigation lasting more than two years, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested and charged with the crime. In a trial that was held from January 2 to February 13, 1935, Hauptmann was found guilty of murder in the first degree and sentenced to death. He was executed by electric chair at the New Jersey State Prison on April 3, 1936, at 8:44 in the evening. Hauptmann always protested his innocence.


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