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Charles Makley Killed.... John Dillinger gang...



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September 23, 1934

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, September 23, 1934

* Charles Makley shot and killed
* John Dillinger gang member
* Ohio Penitentiary failed escape


The top of the front page has a one column heading: "Dillinger's Pal Slain in Dash; Second Is Shot" with subheads. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 16 pages, light toning, some margin wear, but no text loss, otherwise good.
wikipedia notes: While waiting for their turn in the electric chair, Makley and Pierpont carved a pair of revolvers from large bars of soap, and blackened them with shoe polish. On September 22, 1934, the two used these props to attempt an escape. They assaulted a guard and freed Clark from his cell nearby. Before they had gone far, Clark, who was not looking at an imminent death sentence, lost his nerve and retreated to his cell. Moments later, armed guards arrived and shot Makley and Pierpont. Makley, hit in the thorax and abdomen, died on the scene. Pierpont was seriously wounded, but survived and was later executed.

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