John Dillinger

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Judge Rules Dillinger's Nephew Can't Exhume Gangster's Body

The cemetery has to give approval, the judge found

(Newser) - It's been a back-and-forth of headlines since the summer: John Dillinger's remains were to be exhumed. Then not. Then yes. Now not again. The Indianapolis Star reports an Indiana judge on Wednesday ruled the planned exhumation cannot occur. Dillinger's nephew Michael C. Thompson had secured a Department... More »

Relatives Win New Permit to Exhume Gangster

(Newser) - Indiana officials have approved a new permit that relatives of 1930s gangster John Dillinger had sought to exhume his Indianapolis gravesite. The permit approved Thursday by the Indiana State Department of Health calls for the remains to be exhumed on Dec. 31, the AP reports. Dillinger's nephew, Michael C.... More »

History Channel Will Let John Dillinger's Grave Be

Relatives want a positive ID of remains

(Newser) - John Dillinger was slippery in life. The gangster broke out of jail three times and was often on the run. But in death, everyone has known where he is. Now, two of his relatives say that isn't really Dillinger's body buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. They... More »

Why John Dillinger Is Being Exhumed

The exhumation is loosely set for September 16 in Indianapolis

(Newser) - The plan to exhume John Dillinger's body is real, and could be spectacular—if it uncovers evidence of the Depression-era bank robber living beyond his reported death. So goes the suggestion by a man and woman who identify Dillinger as their uncle and say his 1934 demise was greatly... More »

John Dillinger's Remains Will Soon Be Exhumed

Nephew gets the OK to disinter dead bank robber

(Newser) - After John Dillinger was gunned down by FBI agents upon leaving a Chicago theater in 1934, thousands waited in line to see his body in a Chicago morgue; nearly 10,000 more did the same upon his body's return to Mooresville, Indiana. Now, what's left of that body... More »

Ariz., Indiana Squabble Over John Dillinger's Gun

Peru, Indiana, says notorious outlaw stole Tommy gun from their police department

(Newser) - Police in southern Arizona are at odds with a small Indiana town over a Tommy gun taken from notorious gangster John Dillinger during an arrest more than 80 years ago, reports AP . Officials in Peru, Indiana, want the Colt Thompson submachine gun that Tucson police confiscated in 1934 when they... More »

Public Enemies Pretty, if Rote

Mann's film is visually luscious, but some find it rote

(Newser) - Critics mostly like Public Enemies, Michael Mann’s lusciously shot—if not terribly deep—ode to ‘30s gangster life with Johnny Depp as bank robber John Dillinger.
  • The film is a "beautiful work of art," declares Manohla Dargis for the New York Times, "a vividly realistic
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Gun Used to Kill Dillinger Up for Auction

It's expected to get around $10k

(Newser) - The Colt revolver that killed John Dillinger is being auctioned next month in Chicago, reports the Sun-Times. Gangster aficionados should be ready to fork over between $8,000 and $12,000 for the gun fired by Indiana cop Timothy A. O'Neil in front of a Chicago theater 75 years ago.... More »

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