The Grisly Story Behind Bonnie And Clyde's Fatal Bloodbath (2022)

By Katie Serena | Checked By Jaclyn Anglis

Published October 20, 2017

Updated June 20, 2021

On May 23, 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow died in a hail of gunfire inside their car as Texas and Louisiana lawmen riddled their bodies with dozens of bullets.

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Wikimedia CommonsBonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the criminal couple known as Bonnie and Clyde.

By the early 1930s, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were already two of the most notorious criminals in the United States. But in 1934, Bonnie and Clyde’s death would cement the duo into true crime legend.

They started out as two young kids from Texas — Bonnie as a waitress, Clyde as a laborer — but they soon got swept up in the thrill of the “Public Enemy Era,” typified by gangsters like John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson.

After meeting and falling in love, Bonnie and Clyde bounced from one town to the next, robbing banks, small businesses, and gas stations — and becoming media darlings. In the press, Clyde was often portrayed as a rebellious gangster, and Bonnie was seen as his lovestruck partner in crime.

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But the couple’s infamy also made the police all the more determined to catch them. As the duo tore throughout the country, from Texas to Minnesota, authorities worked tirelessly to track them down.

Before long, the duo’s crime spree came to a grisly end worthy of two dramatic gangsters. After Bonnie and Clyde died, newspapers breathlessly covered their death just as they had covered their crimes. Soon, Americans everywhere were gawking at the gruesome photos of their demise.

But what led up to that bloody moment in the first place?

How Bonnie And Clyde Became America’s Most Infamous Outlaw Couple

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Wikimedia CommonsBonnie and Clyde posing for a camera, which they later left at a crime scene.

Both Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were born in Texas — Clyde in 1909 and Bonnie in 1910. At first glance, they seemed like an unlikely couple. Bonnie was known for being a good student who enjoyed writing poetry. Meanwhile, Clyde grew up in a poor family on a farm. He was arrested for the first time in 1926 for failing to return a rental car.

Nevertheless, it was love at first sight. When they met through a friend in 1930, Bonnie was already married to another man. But she quickly realized that she only had eyes for Clyde. Although Bonnie never officially divorced her husband, she remained devoted to Clyde, even when he went to prison.

She waited for Clyde while he served a two-year prison sentence. And even though he emerged from prison changed — one friend noted that Clyde went from “a schoolboy to a rattlesnake” — Bonnie stuck by his side.

Soon afterward, their life of crime began in earnest, as the duo started committing several robberies together. But before long, Clyde’s crimes began to escalate. After one of his accomplices killed a store owner in 1932, Clyde decided to go on the run. And he took Bonnie with him.

By 1933, Bonnie and Clyde had become quite infamous for their crimes — especially after a shootout in Joplin, Missouri left two police officers dead. A later investigation of the crime scene turned up a camera full of pictures of the couple, which swiftly ran in newspapers across the country.

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Papers like The New York Times described the duo in provocative terms. Clyde was a “notorious Texas ‘bad man’ and murderer” and Bonnie was “his cigar-smoking, quick-shooting woman accomplice.”

After two years on the run, Bonnie and Clyde had killed at least 13 people. And the authorities were hot on their trail.

The Bloody Death Of Bonnie And Clyde

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Wikimedia CommonsThe Louisiana backroad where authorities killed the infamous couple.

On the evening of May 21, 1934, a posse of six police officers from Texas and Louisiana set up an ambush on a rural road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. They were ready to take out Bonnie and Clyde for good.

In the months leading up to the ambush, the authorities had heavily intensified their focus on the duo. Back in November 1933, a Dallas grand jury had issued a warrant for their arrest. One of their gang members, W.D. Jones, had been arrested in Dallas in September and had identified Bonnie and Clyde as the perpetrators of several crimes.

And after the murder of a man in Texas a few months later, another warrant was issued. A farmer who claimed to have witnessed the murder said that Bonnie had held the gun and laughed as the man died. Although the witness may have exaggerated Bonnie’s involvement, this changed the public’s perception of her. Previously, she was seen primarily as a bystander.

Unsurprisingly, the farmer’s account made several headlines, and police in Texas offered a $1,000 reward for the pair’s bodies — not their capture.

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Wikimedia CommonsThe posse responsible for the capture and killing of Bonnie and Clyde.

Now, the police were ready to act. To kill the infamous couple, authorities trained their sights on a known accomplice of theirs named Henry Methvin. He had family in Bienville Parish. And authorities suspected that Methvin, Bonnie, and Clyde would head to the Methvin house if they got separated.

They enlisted Methvin’s father, whom Bonnie and Clyde knew, to wait on the side of the road as bait. Then, they waited. And waited. Finally, around 9 a.m. on May 23, the police saw Clyde’s stolen Ford V8 speeding down the road.

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Upon seeing Methvin’s father parked on the side of the road, Bonnie and Clyde took the bait. They pulled over, presumably to ask him for help.

Then, before they had time to get out of the car, the police officers opened fire. Clyde was killed instantly by a shot to the head. One of the officers recounted hearing Bonnie scream as she realized he’d been hit.

The police kept firing. They emptied their entire supply of ammunition into the car, firing about 130 rounds in all. By the time the smoke cleared, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were dead. Bonnie was 23 years old. Clyde was 24.

The Grisly Aftermath: Photos Of Bonnie And Clyde’s Death Scene

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HuffPost UKAfter Bonnie and Clyde’s death, photos of their corpses became a source of morbid fascination for Americans.

The scene of Bonnie and Clyde’s death quickly descended into chaos. Police struggled to beat back looters who were determined to snatch a souvenir. One man took pieces of Bonnie’s bloodstained dress and another tried to cut off Clyde’s ear. By the time the authorities came to remove the bodies, there was a massive crowd of people around the corpses.

Shortly after Bonnie and Clyde’s death, the coroner stated that Bonnie had been shot 26 times and Clyde had been shot 17 times. However, some researchers have since claimed that they were actually shot more than 50 times each. The undertaker even reported that he had difficulty embalming the bodies due to the large number of bullet holes.

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HuffPost UKClyde Barrow after his death.

Indeed, they had died so brutally that two jurors later became nauseated after looking at the photos of Bonnie and Clyde’s death scene.

In the aftermath, the police faced some criticism for not calling out a warning before they opened fire on the couple. But according to the officers, they were determined to not give the pair a chance to escape — or fire back at the lawmen. As two of the officers later stated:

“Each of us six officers had a shotgun and an automatic rifle and pistols. We opened fire with the automatic rifles. They were emptied before the car got even with us. Then we used shotguns. There was smoke coming from the car, and it looked like it was on fire. After shooting the shotguns, we emptied the pistols at the car, which had passed us and ran into a ditch about 50 yards on down the road. It almost turned over. We kept shooting at the car even after it stopped. We weren’t taking any chances.”

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HuffPost UKBonnie Parker in the morgue.

To that point, it certainly appeared that the two outlaws were prepared to defend themselves. After their death, police found multiple weapons inside their stolen car, including rifles, shotguns, revolvers, pistols, and 3,000 rounds of ammunition. And Bonnie died with a gun held on her lap.

The Enduring Legacy Of The Criminal Duo

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Wikimedia CommonsA photo of Bonnie and Clyde’s “death car,” where they spent their bloody final moments.

In life, Bonnie and Clyde were inseparable. But in death, that was not the case. Though they had both expressed a desire to be buried together after they died, Bonnie’s family wouldn’t allow it. Bonnie and Clyde were both laid to rest in Dallas, Texas — but they were buried in separate cemeteries.

However, the enduring legacy of Bonnie and Clyde’s story binds them together for eternity. People remain enthralled by this criminal couple’s story — their relationship, their violent crimes, and their bloody demise. And eerily, Bonnie and Clyde’s death photos continue to fascinate the public.

In the aftermath of their death in 1934, Clyde’s stolen Ford V8 — often dubbed the “death car” — made its rounds across the country. Riddled with bullet holes and bloodstains, it was a popular tourist attraction displayed at fairs, amusement parks, and flea markets for almost 40 years, before it ultimately settled at Whiskey Pete’s Hotel and Casino in Primm, Nevada.

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Wikimedia CommonsToday, a simple stone slab marks the site of Bonnie and Clyde’s death scene in Louisiana.

In 1967, the notorious duo got a fresh boost of celebrity thanks to the release of the Oscar-winning movie Bonnie and Clyde. In the film, the couple is glamorously depicted by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty.

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More recently in 2019, they were portrayed yet again in the Netflix movie The Highwaymen — proving that the public’s fascination with Bonnie and Clyde hasn’t faded, even though nearly a century has passed since they died.

Today, the Bonnie and Clyde death scene is eerily quiet. A stone marker lays out the facts of their demise in bare-bone details: “At this site May 23, 1934 Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were killed by law enforcement officials.”

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FAQs

What is the real story about Bonnie and Clyde? ›

Bonnie and Clyde met in Texas in January 1930. At the time, Bonnie was 19 and married to an imprisoned murderer; Clyde was 21 and unmarried. Soon after, he was arrested for a burglary and sent to jail. He escaped, using a gun Bonnie had smuggled to him, was recaptured and was sent back to prison.

How many bullets did Bonnie and Clyde shoot? ›

On May 23, 1934, a six-man posse led by former Texas Ranger captain Frank Hamer ambushed Bonnie and Clyde and pumped more than 130 rounds of steel-jacketed bullets into their stolen Ford V-8 outside Sailes, Louisiana.

Was Bonnie and Clyde's death overkill? ›

The film aimed to do dramatic and historical justice to the moment their posse opened fire on the duo. "I wanted the audience to see that this is brutal. This is violent, overkill," director John Lee Hancock says. "Once those guys started firing, they were not going to stop until their guns were empty."

Did Clyde know about the ambush? ›

It's probable that Clyde, at least, never knew what hit him; the rifle shot to his head killed him instantly. Bonnie had time to scream before she was cut down, a sound that haunted the men long after. As the car drifted slowly forward, they kept shooting.

Is Clyde asexual? ›

While the 1968 film depicted the couple's relationship as asexual and Clyde as a virgin until Bonnie very nearly raped him two-thirds into the film, in Brooks's novel Clyde is a man traumatized by the rapes and physical abuse he suffered by other men while serving his first prison sentence for robbery.

Why did they shoot Bonnie and Clyde so many times? ›

It is believed the elusive Bonnie and Clyde were shot more than fifty times by the officers with automatic rifles and shotguns, ensuring they would not escape again. Photographs of the good-looking couple found at their hideouts were published by the press, who glamorized their life of crime.

By Katie Serena | Checked By Jaclyn Anglis Published October 20, 2017Updated June 20, 2021 On May 23, 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow died in a hail of gunfire inside their car as Texas and Louisiana lawmen riddled their bodies with dozens of bullets.Wikimedia CommonsBonnie Parker and Clyde...

And he took Bonnie with him.. Then, before they had time to get out of the car, the police officers opened fire.. The police kept firing.. Clyde was 24.. But according to the officers, they were determined to not give the pair a chance to escape — or fire back at the lawmen.. People remain enthralled by this criminal couple’s story — their relationship, their violent crimes, and their bloody demise.. In the aftermath of their death in 1934, Clyde’s stolen Ford V8 — often dubbed the “death car” — made its rounds across the country.

Could DNA testing prove that blood on a pair of old glasses belonged to Bonnie Parker?

Eighty-three years before a pair of blood-splattered spectacles came to a DNA testing lab at UNT Health Science Center, they allegedly fell from the face of infamous gangster Bonnie Parker after she was shot dead on a rural Louisiana road.. The glasses were up for auction, and they would be worth a lot more if DNA testing proved that the dried red smudges on the lens were from Parker’s blood.. Rhea Leen Linder, niece of Bonnie Parker, and Buddy Barrow, nephew of Clyde Barrow“I’m her chauffeur and her bodyguard,” joked Buddy Barrow, 70.. Being Clyde Barrow’s nephew is a role Buddy relishes.. “Bonnie said, ‘Life ain’t worth living without Clyde.’ But that doesn’t run in the family.. “I resent Bonnie and Clyde for what they put their families through — and they came from good families,” Linder said.. Despite the remarkable nature of the artifact being tested, it was just another day at the laboratory for Angie Ambers, PhD, a forensic geneticist with the UNT Center for Human Identification.. The Bonnie Parker spectacles were especially intriguing.. The oilman’s family returned the spectacles to the sheriff’s family in 1976, according to the paper trail.. In 1996, they were sold to a private collector in Massachusetts, who eventually decided to sell them through RR Auction earlier this year as part of a “Gangsters, Outlaws & Lawmen” sale.. Another complicating factor is that we don’t have a family reference sample from a closer family member, such as a sibling or mother.”

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Could DNA testing prove that blood on a pair of old glasses belonged to Bonnie Parker?. Eighty-three years before a pair of blood-splattered spectacles came to a DNA testing lab at UNT Health Science Center, they allegedly fell from the face of infamous gangster Bonnie Parker after she was shot dead on a rural Louisiana road.. The glasses were up for auction, and they would be worth a lot more if DNA testing proved that the dried red smudges on the lens were from Parker’s blood.. “I resent Bonnie and Clyde for what they put their families through — and they came from good families,” Linder said.. In 1996, they were sold to a private collector in Massachusetts, who eventually decided to sell them through RR Auction earlier this year as part of a “Gangsters, Outlaws & Lawmen” sale.

In this article we've apart the truth from fiction. Here's the full REAL story of the notorious criminal couple Bonnie and Clyde!

Today we’re telling the real story of Bonnie and Clyde. With that checked, let’s go back to reading the real story of Bonnie and Clyde:. Who are Bonnie and Clyde?. Clyde had jumped right back into his life of crime after leaving prison, and Bonnie was soon right by his side.. Bonnie spent two months in jail, but then the charges were dropped and she reunited with Clyde, who had killed at least one police officer while she was in jail.. Bonnie and Clyde fled the scene, leaving behind all of their possessions, including a camera with several rolls of undeveloped film and a poem that Bonnie wrote.. Tabloid Gold The police had The Joplin Globe newspaper office develop the film, and they found several pictures of Bonnie and Clyde posing with weapons and cigars.. They also printed Bonnie’s poem, entitled “Suicide Sal.” The story of two rebellious outlaw lovers was pure gold to reporters, and Bonnie and Clyde were quickly glamorized, romanticized, and made into characters.. Desperate Times Although Bonnie and Clyde did rob a few banks, they robbed many more small stores and gas stations.. These types of stories were front-page news, which made life more difficult for Bonnie and Clyde and the gang as it became more challenging to hide from the public.. Methvin then killed two police officers, but the killings were blamed on Bonnie and Clyde, and the story surrounding the killings was greatly exaggerated.. These killings helped turn public opinion even more against Bonnie and Clyde.. When Clyde stopped to talk to him, the officers started shooting and didn’t stop until they had fired about 130 rounds, long after Bonnie and Clyde were both dead.. This is the real story of Bonnie and Clyde.

The Bonnie and Clyde death scene is a haunting sight. In the book, Ambush, Ted Hinton recalled what he saw when Clyde Champion Barrow and Bonnie Parker

The Bonnie and Clyde death scene is a haunting sight.. In the book, Ambush, Ted Hinton recalled what he saw when Clyde Champion Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot and killed outside Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana when they were ambushed by police.. Clyde met Bonnie Parker in January 1930 in Texas.. Barrow was suspected of killing two policemen in Joplin, Missouri, and of kidnapping a couple in rural Louisiana then releasing them in Waldo, Texas.. He was said to have murdered a man in Hillsboro, Texas; murdered a sheriff and wounded a second in Stringtown, Oklahoma; kidnapped a deputy in Carlsbad, New Mexico; robbed businesses in Dallas and Lufkin, Texas; stole a car in Victoria, Texas; tried to kill a deputy in Wharton, Texas; robbed and murdered in Abilene and Sherman, Texas; killed a man in Dallas, Texas; abducted the chief of police and a sheriff in Wellington, Texas; and committed murders in Columbia and Joplin, Missouri.. On a rural road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed by police officers on May 23, 1934.. “Manny” Gault, Ted Hinton, Bob Alcorn, and Frank Hamer, and two Texas officers, Prentiss Morel Oakley and Henderson Jordan.. According to Hamer’s account, he was commissioned as a Texas Highway Patrol officer and then seconded into the state prison system as a special investigator who was placed in charge of finding Barrow and his gang.. Former Texas Ranger who “got” Bonnie & Clyde.. The next couple of months were busy with banks in Poteau, Oklahoma; Lancaster, Texas; and Stuart, Everly, Rembrandt, and Knierim, Iowa all being robbed by the gang, which included Henry Methvin, an Eastham escapee who had become Clyde’s protégé.. Four posse members from Texas were in Shreveport, La., when they learned that Bonnie and Clyde were heading with Methvin to Bienville Parish that evening.. Hinton reported that he heard Bonnie screaming as she realized Clyde was dead and before they opened fire on her.. The Bonnie and Clyde death scene is a violent mess of bullet holes.. Wade’s 1934 report, he listed 17 entrance wounds on Clyde’s body and 26 on Bonnie’s.. They inspected Clyde’s Ford and found an arsenal of weapons, including sawed-off semi-automatic shotguns, stolen semi-automatic rifles, assorted handguns, several thousands of rounds of ammunition, and 15 sets of license plates for various states.

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two of American’s most infamous gangsters during the Great Depression of the 1930s. They both came from desperate poverty and both had an utter contempt for the authorities and the law. Bonnie Parker was married at the time she had met Clyde, she had met her husband Roy Thornton in her second year in high school. They dropped out of school and were married on September 25, 1926, six days before her 16th birthday. Their marriage, marked by his frequent absences and brushes with the law, was short-lived. After January 1929, their paths never…

Shortly after Bonnie’s first meeting with Clyde on January 5th, 1930 at the home of Clyde’s friend Clarence Clay, Clyde was sent to jail for burglary.. Once out of prison, Bonnie again linked up with Clyde, but by then, Bonnie knowing Clyde would probably end up dead vowed to die with him.. All were, except for Henry Methvin, whose life was traded for turning over Bonnie and clyde over to authorities.The Texas Department of Corrections contacted former Texas Ranger Captain Frank A. Hamer, and persuaded him to hunt down the Barrow Gang, a job he fully intended to see result in the deaths of the now infamous pair.. Bonnie got her wish to die with her beloved Clyde, her body was found dead slumped over Clyde’s.. The Bonnie and Clyde Ambush museum in 2419 Main St. in Gibsland is also reportedly haunted by the ghosts of Bonnie and Clyde.

She was just shy of five feet tall, all of 100 pounds, a part-time waitress and amateur poet from a poor Dallas home who was bored with life and wanted something more.He was a fast-talking, small-time thief from a similarly destitute Dallas family who hated poverty and wanted to make a name for hims...

Further investigation revealed that the woman who obtained the prescription had been visited recently by Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker, and Clyde’s brother, L. C. Barrow.. On May 20, 1933, the United States Commissioner at Dallas, Texas, issued a warrant against Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, charging them with the interstate transportation, from Dallas to Oklahoma, of the automobile stolen in Illinois.. Clyde allegedly murdered a man at Hillsboro, Texas; committed robberies at Lufkin and Dallas, Texas; murdered one sheriff and wounded another at Stringtown, Oklahoma; kidnaped a deputy at Carlsbad, New Mexico; stole an automobile at Victoria, Texas; attempted to murder a deputy at Wharton, Texas; committed murder and robbery at Abilene and Sherman, Texas; committed murder at Dallas, Texas; abducted a sheriff and the chief of police at Wellington, Texas; and committed murder at Joplin and Columbia, Missouri.. On November 22, 1933, a trap was set by the Dallas, Texas sheriff and his deputies in an attempt to capture Bonnie and Clyde near Grand Prairie, Texas, but the couple escaped the officer’s gunfire.. On January 16, 1934, five prisoners, including Raymond Hamilton (who was serving sentences totaling more than 200 years), were liberated from the Eastham State Prison Farm at Waldo, Texas, by Clyde Barrow, accompanied by Bonnie Parker.. The association with Henry Methvin and the Methvin family of Louisiana was discovered by FBI agents, and they found that Bonnie and Clyde had been driving a car stolen in New Orleans.

Bonnie Parker wrote two poems while she and Clyde Barrow were on the run from the law. The Story of Bonnie and Clyde retools their history as a legend.

Bonnie and Clyde were legendary and historic outlaws who robbed banks and killed people.. The authorities saw the couple as dangerous criminals, while the public viewed Bonnie and Clyde as modern-day Robin Hoods.. The couple's legend was in part helped along by Bonnie's poems: "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde," and " The Story of Suicide Sal .". Bonnie Parker wrote the poems in the middle of their 1934 crime spree, while she and Clyde Barrow were on the run from the law.. This poem, "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde," was the last one she wrote, and the legend reports that Bonnie gave a copy of the poem to her mother just weeks before the couple was gunned down.. The idea of a social bandit is a nearly universal social phenomenon found throughout history, and ballads and legends of them share a long set of characteristics.. In all cases, the "people's champion" story the people need to hear is more important than the facts—during the Great Depression , the public needed reassurance that there were people working against a government perceived as callous to their predicament.. The voice of the Depression, American balladeer Woody Guthrie, wrote just such a ballad about Pretty Boy Floyd after Floyd was killed six months after Bonnie and Clyde died.. Curiously, many of the ballads, like Bonnie's, also use the metaphor of "the pen is mightier than the sword," stating that what newspapers have written about the bandit hero is false, but that the truth can be found written in their legends and ballads.. True to the form, in "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde," Parker cements their image as social bandits.. The Story of Bonnie and Clyde You've read the story of Jesse JamesOf how he lived and died;If you're still in needOf something to read,Here's the story of Bonnie and Clyde.. From heart-break some people have suffered;From weariness some people have died;But take it all in all,Our troubles are smallTill we get like Bonnie and Clyde.. The police haven't got the report yet,But Clyde called me up today;He said, "Don't start any fightsWe aren't working nightsWe're joining the NRA."

Bonnie and Clyde, the most notorious crime couple in American history, died as they lived—in a hail of bullets.

Barrow was suspected of numerous killings and was wanted for murder, robbery, and state charges of kidnapping.. Further investigation revealed that the woman who obtained the prescription had been visited recently by Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker, and Clyde’s brother, L. C. Barrow.. Clyde allegedly murdered a man at Hillsboro, Texas; committed robberies at Lufkin and Dallas, Texas; murdered one sheriff and wounded another at Stringtown, Oklahoma; kidnaped a deputy at Carlsbad, New Mexico; stole an automobile at Victoria, Texas; attempted to murder a deputy at Wharton, Texas; committed murder and robbery at Abilene and Sherman, Texas; committed murder at Dallas, Texas; abducted a sheriff and the chief of police at Wellington, Texas; and committed murder at Joplin and Columbia, Missouri.. They escaped capture in various encounters with the law.. Bonnie and Clyde went on together.. On January 16, 1934, five prisoners, including Raymond Hamilton (who was serving sentences totaling more than 200 years), were liberated from the Eastham State Prison Farm at Waldo, Texas, by Clyde Barrow, accompanied by Bonnie Parker.. The association with Henry Methvin and the Methvin family of Louisiana was discovered by FBI agents, and they found that Bonnie and Clyde had been driving a car stolen in New Orleans.. Special agents in Texas had learned that Clyde and his companion had been traveling from Texas to Louisiana, sometimes accompanied by Henry Methvin.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: The loved-up murderers became famous for robbing banks and killing those who stood in their way

Bonnie and Clyde's gruesome end was captured in black-and-white photos showing their bullet-riddled corpses being paraded by the police officers who killed them.. Bonnie and Clyde kiss in a previously undeveloped photo (. Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery/Caters News). People surround Bonnie and Clyde's bullet-riddled car (. Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery/Caters News). Police officers fired more than 100 bullets at the couple (. Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery/Caters News). "The other photos show Clyde's arrest warrant, his record, another shows the officers and individuals that ambushed them in Louisiana and I have a couple of the car that they were driving.. The posse of police officers who killed Bonnie and Clyde in an ambush (. Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery/Caters News). He was captured and released two years later, marking the beginning of the crime spree with gang members including Clyde's older brother Buck Barrow and his wife Blanche.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow met in Texas in 1930 and were believed to have committed 13 murders and several robberies and burglaries by the time they died.

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow met in Texas in 1930 and are believed to have committed 13 murders and several robberies and burglaries by the time they died.. Thomas, a creative director, said: Thomas said: 'I see them as historical photographs, I am their owner and custodian, they are an important part of American, Texas and local Dallas history.. 'The other photos show Clyde's arrest warrant, his record, another shows the officers and individuals that ambushed them in Louisiana and I have a couple of the car that they were driving.. He was captured shortly after his escape and after his release two years later, the crime spree would then begin with gang members W.D.. Three of the posse left to collect the local coroner - but the remaining three allowed souvenir-hunters to swarm over the car.. After the bodies had been transported to Dallas, where their families lived, the funeral directors put them on show.. The myth that has surrounded Bonnie and Clyde since that fateful morning 75 years ago bears little resemblance to reality.. Buck died five days later.. Increasingly desperate, Clyde sought reinforcements by organising a break- out from Eastham Prison Farm in January 1934, releasing at least four prisoners, three of whom joined his gang.. The parents of gangster Clyde Barrow, sitting in their home.

Their Crime Spree Ended In A Hail of Gunfire 75 Years Ago, But Their Legend Remains

It's real simple, it's a love story ... but not your typical love story.. They fired more than 140 shots in a matter of seconds.Olen Jackson runs Gibsland's original museum, but that's not his real claim to fame.. Jackson was 23 when he heard those 140-odd shots that morning.. He, too, has a claim to fame: He's the son of Ted Hinton, a member of Frank Hamer's posse.. Film shot by Ted Hinton immediately after the ambush shows the bullet-riddled car, their arsenal of weapons, and the limp bodies of 24-year-old Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, just 23.. Bonnie's mother made good on her vow that, even though he'd had her in life, Clyde wasn't going to have her daughter in death.. "Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde" (Simon & Schuster) Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum The history of Sub-Zero: the Rolls Royce of refrigerators

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Bonnie would eventually appear on the screen that she dreamed of, but only as part of newsreel reports detailing the exploits of her and Clyde’s criminal misadventures.. Clyde loved music right up until the end—found in Bonnie and Clyde's ambushed “death car” was his saxophone.. In the four active years of the Barrow gang, they robbed less than 15 banks, some of them more than once.. Clyde and Bonnie took this as evidence of Henry's trustworthiness and did all they could to make sure he saw his own family as often as possible.. In school, Bonnie liked to make up songs and stories.

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