How old were Bonnie and Clyde when they died?
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow had died on May 23, 1934, in a hail of gunfire inside their car as the Texas and Louisiana law enforcement officers riddled their bodies with dozens of bullets. In the early 1930s, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were the two most notorious criminals in the United States. Their death in 1934 had cemented them into true crime legends. Both started as two young kids from Texas- Bonnie as a waitress and Clyde as a laborer. Both of them got swept up in the thrill of the “Public Enemy Era,“ which is typified by the gangsters like John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson.
Both of them fell in love after meeting each. They bounced from one town to following robbing banks, small businesses, and gas stations and becoming media darlings. Clyde was often portrayed as a rebellious gangster in the press. Bonnie was considered his love-struck partner in crime. The couple’s infamy had made the police more determined to catch them.
The couple tore from Texas to Minnesota throughout the country, and authorities worked tirelessly to track them down. Their crime spree came to a grisly end worthy of the two dramatic gangsters. After their death, newspapers breathlessly covered their death just as they had covered their crimes. Americans everywhere were gawking at the gruesome photos of their demise.
Bonnie was 23 years old at the time of death, and Clyde was 24. Shortly after their death, the coroner stated that Bonnie had been shot 26 times and Clyde had been shot 17 times. Some researchers have claimed that they were shot more than 50 times each. It was reported that the undertaker had difficulty embalming the bodies due to many bullet holes.
Their death was so brutal that the two jurors became nauseated after looking at the photos of Bonnie and Clyde’s death scene. Later the police also faced some criticism for not calling out a warning before they opened fire on the couple, but the officers said they were determined not to give them a chance to escape.
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