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Episode 2: Bobby Franks (Part 2)

In part 2 of the Leopold and Loeb murder case, Nathan and Richard scramble to cover up their murder of Bobby Franks, leading to a national debate over emotional maturity and the death penalty. While psychologists study the murderers, Americans obsess over their psychopathy, and the world’s most famous defense attorney prepares for “the trial of the century.”


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Music: Dellasera by Shane Ivers -


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