Nat Weiner
For jdb (or anyone else) - What Did Linddbergh Hear
Wed Dec 12, 2018 19:50

In my humble opinion, I would blame Reilly for CAL's testifying and Reilly not rebutting. A defense lawyer's job is to zealously and aggressively defend his client. Reilly could have recreated my "Hey Doktor" experiment with relative ease.

Verdict apologists will tell you once Lindbergh testified it was over. Defenders will tll you Lindbergh's testimony meant almost nothing, the evidence against Hauptmann wa overwhelming. I personally think the truth lies somewhere in the middle. I'd hate to believe twelve honest men and women would convict based upon Lindbergh's testimony alone, but I certainly believe it had more of an effect on the verdict than the defenders will say.


    • Cemetery John, Who Was He?jdb, Sat Dec 15 03:48
      I think that a good deal of how we view the early part of the case, prior to the child's body being found is, almost of necessity, based in larger part than is wise to assume, on "Condon's version"... more
      • cemetery johnbob mills for john b and forum, Sat Dec 15 13:06
        I believe Cemetery John was Isidor Fisch, for the following reasons: 1. Jafsie said C.J. had a "hacking cough." Fisch had tuberculosis. That connects. 2. Hauptmann showed no fear of being apprehended ... more
        • bob mills for john b and forumtanialee, Mon Dec 17 22:03
          Have to agree with you Bob that CJ very well was Isador Fisch and because of the reasons you have mentioned here which were spot on I'd say. Everything adds up the way you've stated it but of course, ... more
          • hauptman vis a vis cemetery johnbob mills for tanialee, Fri Dec 21 18:35
            Thanks, Tanialee. I've been intrigued by the fact that folks here don't view the LKC through Hauptmann's eyes. Was he a bad guy? Sure he was. But did he sacrifice himself? I doubt it. How can we... more
        • Cemetery Johnjdb, Sat Dec 15 15:18
          Good points, Bob, and thanks for responding. My issues with Fisch has been with his height, way shorter than what Condon noted for CJ; and his apparently slightly Yiddish inflected German accent,... more
    • "Hey Reilly!"bob mills for nat weiner and forum, Fri Dec 14 10:46
      Reilly should have drilled home the point that Lindy's courtroom testimony contradicted his prior statement that he didn't think anyone's voice could be identified from the distance between him and... more
      • For Nat, Bob & Othersjdb, Sun Dec 16 13:10
        Whenever I've discussed the LKC with people, usually aging family members, who remembered Lindbergh's "heyday" as a national celebrity well, including his transatlantic flight, the kidnapping, his... more
        • lindy and the publicbob mills for forum, Mon Dec 17 11:01
          Lindy's iconic status with the public exceeded anyone else's in public life at the time. What is often overlooked is that the LKC altered the public's (and the law's) view of kidnapping as a criminal ... more
          • Reilly's Choicejdb, Mon Dec 17 19:37
            Hi Bob, So true about Lindbergh's hero status. It's almost like he was the last star of the silent screen; and his stardom continued into the "talkie" era. On the other hand, and for the same reason, ... more
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