Richard E Sloan
Hauptmann's responses
Sat May 18, 2019 09:53
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He also said, "[I could have written those numbers because]Maybe I was just interested in the case." That's so lame. I always thought he was really a smart man but just seemed dumb because of the language barrier. But I still wonder,if he was smart -- an d innocent --, why he did't simply say, "I never wrote these figures. WHy would I? Someone else obviously wrote them after I was arrested; I am being framed!" He should have had his lawyer with him. In today's world, without his lawyer there, his responses about the writing would be inadmissable. But that was then, not now.
"Justice" was different in those days. Why, today Ethel Stockton would never have been permitted to serve on that jury because she had worked for one of he lawyers!

  • Foley had the patience of Job.Michael 5260, Fri May 17 18:12
    When DA Foley questions Hauptmann about Dr. Condon's address and telephone number found written on the trim board in Hauptmann's closet Hauptmann cheerfully cooperates with Foley. "I can't read it... more
    • Hauptmann's responses — Richard E Sloan, Sat May 18 09:53
    • patience of Job?bob mills for michael 5260, Sat May 18 04:23
      What could Hauptmann have said that would satisfy you? There was no telephone in his apartment. Yet, we''re asked to believe he wrote Condon't phone number on a wall board? That's like buying a... more
      • Re: patience of Job?Michael 5260 for Bob Mills, Sat May 18 12:53
        Interpreting Hauptmann's answers to Foley's questions about the trim board writing is similar to deciding if a half of glass of water is half full or half empty. A person can decide that Hauptmann is ... more
        • Bruno's answersRichard E Sloan, Sun May 19 11:39
          If he was guilty, why didnt he say, "I didn't write any of this; someone is framing me." ? If he was innocent, why didnt he say, "I didnt write any of this; some one is framing me."
          • Re: Bruno's answersMichael 5260 for Richard E. Sloan, Sun May 19 13:48
            This trim board writing may have completely surprised Hauptmann. He may have forgotten about it,since he wrote it in 1932, and now he was confronted with it in 1934. I think Hauptmann was afraid of... more
            • Bruno's responsesRichard E Sloan, Mon May 20 21:27
              I dont go along with your reasoning at all.
              • Re: Bruno's responsesMichael 5260 for Richard E Sloan, Tue May 21 09:39
                In order for a person to write the correct 1932 telephone number, 3-7154, a person would either have to have the number memorized or carrying it with them at the time Hauptmann's apartment was being... more
                • Re: Bruno's responsesMichael , Tue May 21 13:53
                  Your position is very flawed. Every Reporter knew Condon's phone number ... and they called it often before his wife changed the number.
                  • Re: Bruno's responsesJoe, Tue May 21 14:49
                    Hauptmann admitted to Samuel Foley it was his handwriting, but still creatively adept enough after being caught red-handed to come up with an explanation, which he felt would suffice. If he knew it... more
                    • denied itRichard E Sloan, Wed May 22 09:34
                      That's right, Joe; he simply would have denied it altogether. Guilty or not, he would have denied it. That's what's so perplexing.
                    • Re: Bruno's responsesMichael For Joe, Tue May 21 15:27
                      Wow Joe. That took you a couple just a couple of sentences to explain! Meanwhile, it took me 60 pages and 200 footnotes. Don't like it? Well call it from the hand of an "apologist." Make it "appear"... more
            • Re: Bruno's answersJoe, Mon May 20 11:20
              Hauptmann also boxed himself into a corner by stating he had a habit of writing things down on walls and other pieces of trim. The dollar and serial figures on the back of the nursery closet door... more
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