GRIME: Hauptmann to Chair

Bruno Richard Hauptmann, manacled between two guards, managed to walk from the Flemington courtroom after the death sentence had been passed on him last week. But as he was being led into his cell his knees gave way. The steelyeyed, German ex-convict crumpled, fell on his face. The guards dragged him to his cot. As he lay there, he broke down for the first time since his indictment last October for willfully killing the Lindbergh baby. "Oh, my God," he sobbed, "I feel awful!"

The crowd outside the jail felt fine. Several thousand...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!