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Bruno Hauptmann

Bruno HauptmannAKA Bruno Richard Hauptmann

Born: 26-Nov-1899
Birthplace: Saxony, Germany
Died: 3-Apr-1936
Location of death: Trenton, NJ
Cause of death: Execution
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Lindbergh Baby kidnapper

Military service: German Army (1917-18, WWI)

Claimed innocence of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., son of the famous aviator. Hauptmann was caught after passing a gold certificate known to have been in the ransom money. He was convicted based on circumstantial evidence: the finding of $11,000 of the ransom in his house; that he had the phone number of John F. Condon, the man who delivered the ransom; and that the ladder used in the crime contained a repair made from materials found in Hauptmann's house. Hautpmann explained the money belonged to Isidor Fisch, who died in Germany in 1934. The phone number -- perhaps the most damning piece of evidence -- was apparently scrawled by a journalist on a closet wall after the arrest of Hauptmann.

Father: (d. 1917)
Wife: Anna Schoeffler (b. 19-Nov-1898, m. Oct-1925, d. 10-Oct-1994)
Son: Manfried Richard Hauptmann (b. 3-Nov-1933)

    Breaking and Entering 1919 (convicted, Germany)
    Armed Robbery (convicted, Germany)
    Possession of Stolen Property 1922
    Escaped from Prison (Germany)
    Kidnapping 1935 (convicted)
    Murder 1935 (convicted)
    German Ancestry

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