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The Horrifying History of Two Wealthy Men and Their Perfect Crime

The Horrifying History of Two Wealthy Men and Their Perfect Crime

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Wealth isn't everything but for these two young men, it definitely brought them into a life of entitlement where they thought they were untouchable. Their eerie story is one we can still talk about today and have chills sent down our spines.

Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were considered intelligent young men with promising futures. They grew up in wealthy homes and attended the University of Chicago and were clearly on a direct path to lucrative business careers. Money, jobs, and comfortable existence were all within their grasp until 1924 when they decided to turn down a different path, a much darker path. A path of crime.


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Nathan Leopold

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Nathan's upbringing was not what you would expect considering the life of crime he decided to pursue. In fact, you could say his childhood was extraordinary. He was born on November 19, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois to wealthy immigrant parents. Growing up he was considered a child prodigy with "an aptitude for academia and high scores on the most reliable IQ test of the time." In fact, by 1924 he was doing so well that he had already completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago and was well on his way to attend the prestigious Harvard Law School.