CRIME: Crippled Killer

Few characters have come out of the Kentucky hills with a more impressive background for violence than George W. (for nothing) Barrett. Five years ago he killed his 73-year-old mother. After pinking his sister he gave her such a beating with a gun butt that she died six weeks later. At Manchester, Ky. in 1932 he participated in a five-hour gunfight which cost the lives of two kinsmen. Last summer this prodigal career reached its cli max when Barrett, pursued by a pair of G-men for violating the Federal motor vehicle theft law, shot and killed Agent Nelson B. Klein...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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