7 Burst results for "Bonnie heady"

"bonnie heady" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"bonnie heady" Discussed on Hostage

"And so ends the story of the kidnapping of Bobby Greenlees. His life was short and ended horrifically the lesson learned from this high profile kidnapping is one that American schools still struggle with to this day. It would take years before American public schools began to implement strict student checkout procedures situations such as bobby's remained common strangers taking students from their schools under the guise of a relative, which has led to most schools requiring that only legal guardians or formerly approved caretakers retrieve children from schools, and even then they have to show photo ID, of course, such policies require that administrators enforce them. And this does not always happen. If anything the kidnapping of Bobby Greenlees is more a lesson on greed. Neither Carl hall nor Bonnie heady wanted for money in her interrogation. Bonnie even confessed to having told Carl to drop the whole idea of the kidnapping that she had enough income to support them. But Carl could not be persuaded. He was driven by alcohol and drug use first and foremost, but underneath that was envy and resentment born of greed agreed that began in the halls of Kemper military school where there were Kansas City boys who came from massive wealth for some the capitalist drive to compete overcome can lead to great things. It can take a farm boy and turn them into a millionaire or as in the case of Carl hall. It can take a small town lawyer son and turn him into a killer. You can listen to hostage

kidnapping Carl hall Bobby Greenlees Bonnie heady Kemper military school Kansas City
"bonnie heady" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

04:25 min | 1 year ago

"bonnie heady" Discussed on Hostage

"He was going to show the rich of Kansas City that he belonged in their league. He tried to do it quick to not look at the boy too much. He pulled his gun quickly. From his pocket and fired into the car, the boys screamed Carl couldn't tell if he had hit him or not he had to look. There was a lot of blood in the car, but Bobby was still moving making noise Bonnie returned. She jumped upon seeing the wounded, Bobby. She looked away. Carl didn't wanna make any more sound. So he removes some rope from the trunk and tried to wrap it around bobby's neck, the boy was too out of it to understand what was happening. But the rope was too short Carl couldn't wrap it around to where he could be pulled tight. So he removed his gun. Again, this time he looked at what he was doing placing the gun to bobby's temple. He saw through the windshield. That Bonnie was watching her face afraid troubled, he fired and Bobby fell still. If nothing else Carl felt relief when confessing all of this to the FBI. He no longer had to maintain his web of lies bond in Carl had technically cross state lines by taking Bobby over into Kansas before killing him. And so they were to be tried on federal charges with both giving written confessions Carl even signing his there was little to no debate at the trial. The whole thing took only three days and the Jerry returned the verdict in less than an hour on November twentieth. Nineteen Fifty-three both Carl hall and Bonnie heady were sentenced to death by gas chamber to be carried out on December eighteenth of that year. They were moved to the Jefferson City penitentiary nearly equidistant from Kansas City in Saint Louis repeatedly before their execution both were questioned by the F. B I regarding the three hundred and three thousand seven hundred twenty dollars that was missing from Carl's room. When the ransom was recovered. Neither had any clue as to what had happened to it. And of course, neither could benefit any further from possessing the money. December seventeenth arrived. The pair were given time together throughout the day and priests spoke with them as well together on a final meal of fried chicken. But it was their turn to be frightened by the sound of a phone ringing. The warden had called to order the guards to begin the March to the chamber. There were a few dozen witnesses, including Norbert O'Neil, he would give the green leases a phone call at their home to let them know when the deed had been done Robert Letterman declined to attend inside the sealed chamber, both Carl and Bonnie could be seen saying I love you to one another. They had only gotten closer in prison. Carl said a prayer having also embraced his late in Christian faith while on death row. They were pronounced dead. Just after midnight on December eighteenth their entire. Relationship from the first time they met to being executed in the gas chamber had lasted less than nine months. For the green leases. There was no solace in the deaths of the kidnappers. Bobby was dead. Nothing could change that they devoted themselves to contributing to local Catholic charities and institutions the missing ransom money was never recovered an FBI investigation. Stretching fifteen years reveal that most likely the money was lifted from Karl's apartment by Lieutenant shoulders and laundered by Joseph Castillo, the cab company owner turned mobster shoulders along with Elmer Dolan. The arresting patrolman were later sentenced to three and two years in prison, respectively on charges of perjury Dolan, largely believed to have been threatened into silence by shoulders Costello received a presidential pardon in nineteen sixty five..

Carl Bobby Bonnie heady Carl hall FBI Kansas City shoulders Costello Elmer Dolan Jefferson City perjury Kansas Jerry Robert Letterman Joseph Castillo Karl Norbert O'Neil Saint Louis three thousand seven hundred t fifteen years nine months
"bonnie heady" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

05:04 min | 1 year ago

"bonnie heady" Discussed on Hostage

"A couple of morphine tablets he'd needed to be on alert for every second of every day with over half a million dollars in his possession. He couldn't be too cautious. But he thought he was at least safe for the night. And so he got high hoping to forget his anxieties. If only for a moment, then he heard the Knox in his alcohol and drug addled mind. He thought that perhaps his cabdriver had already returned. He got up moving to the door his heart sank in his world turned upside down as a patrolman and plane. Close officer suddenly forced their way into the room. The plainclothes officer presumably detective forced him to sit on the bed telling him that he was under arrest. Neither officer could tell him what four after they were. Sure, he didn't have a gun on him. They began ransacking the room. Carl play dumb. He acted like he had no idea why police would want to search his belongings curiously the detective left the room for a few minutes, only to return and yank Carl up by his arm. The patrolman grabbed him from the opposite side and soon he was being dragged out onto the motel hallway balcony, surely one of history's most incompetent criminals Carl had managed to hold onto the ransom for all of a day and a half he was taken to the Saint Louis county jail. Once there Lieutenant shoulders the arresting officer informed the police chief. Of the large amount of money scene at the motel and how he was sure that Carl hall must be the green lease kidnapper recognizing the magnitude of the situation. The police chief contacted the FBI. The complete FBI transcript of Carl's interrogation is available today to the public giving us the best possible picture of the kidnapping as the interrogation started withdrawal symptoms began almost instantly as Carl typically did not go more than an hour without a drink or a few hours without morphine Karl spent most of the interrogation vomiting into a bucket and at one point even had to be briefly moved to a hospital. He was sick without legal defense and well aware of the severity of his crimes perfect conditions under which the F B. I could take a confession by late in the day on October seventh nineteen Fifty-three Carl was well into admitting to being the mastermind behind the kidnapping when asked as to bobby's location. He said he had an accomplice a man named Tom Marsh who was supposed to have released, Bob. He in Pittsburg Kansas last Monday. But as the hours wore on agents continued to press him where would this Tom Marsh be now who was the woman that took Bobby from his school where was the other half of the ransom money experiencing such severe withdrawal symptoms while trying to maintain a complex web of lies is nearly impossible. Carl finally began to give up significant information he named his lover Bonnie heady as his female accomplice and said that he left her in an apartment in Saint Louis with just two thousand dollars who said that the majority of the ransom money should still be in the apartment in which he had been arrested. He claimed to have only spend twenty thousand dollars at the most. And finally with sweat dripping from his face in vomit on his lips. He admitted that Bobby green lease was dead. Carl attempted to frame the story as if he had come across the dead body at Bonnie's house after the kidnapping had successfully taken place. But that was the extent of what Carl would admit to according to Karl. It must have been his associate Tom Marsh who killed the boy the FBI agents saw through this immediately. But couldn't get Carl to crack further. It was time to see what Bonnie Hetty had to say Bonnie Hetty, fared, only slightly better than Carl hall during her interrogation. She too suffered significant withdrawal symptoms, and so her speech came with difficulty. She did consult with a lawyer beforehand, and she was told that she didn't have to share anything regardless she proceeded to give an account of the kidnapping. However, Bonnie claim that after taking Bobby from his school and delivering him to Carl hall station wagon. That she then when shopping at the country club plaza in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. She claimed that Carl had told her Bobby was his son from a previous marriage..

Carl Bobby green Carl hall officer Carl hall station FBI kidnapping Tom Marsh Bonnie Hetty morphine Bonnie Karl Bob Knox Saint Louis county jail Bonnie heady Kansas City Missouri
"bonnie heady" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

05:31 min | 1 year ago

"bonnie heady" Discussed on Hostage

"This is our second episode on the kidnapping of Bobby Greenlees by Carl hall and Bonnie heady and the attempts by his parents and the FBI to get him home safely at about ten fifty five AM on September twenty eighth nineteen Fifty-three. Bobby was taken from his school by a woman claiming to be his aunt within hours the school realized it's. Mistake and the green Lisa's contacted the police soon after they received a ransom note demanding six hundred thousand dollars in exchange for bobby's safe return this week will follow the ransom process the Greenlees kidnapping took place in an innocent town in innocent time as a result the response to the kidnapping was different than what we might expect today. It's a story featuring the lower and upper classes of Missouri society in the nineteen fifties a story filled with bad decisions and really bad decisions though, the kidnapping involve the largest ransom in United States history up to that point. It was anything but the perfect crime. Once Virginia Greenlees got a hold of her husband, Robert, he immediately accepted, the reality of the situation and assembled his network of peers Robert was one of the richest men in Kansas City owning a stake in Cadillac dealerships throughout the United States and being one of the largest investors in General Motors. In addition to police several business associates of Roberts and multiple family friends made their way to the green lease estate. It became a base camp of sorts with the mission being to find Bobby and return him home safely. All of this happened within the first few hours of the kidnapping around noon on Monday September twenty eighth. After a surge of afternoon activity with no clues as to bobby's whereabouts. The green leases finally received a handwritten ransom note at eight PM on the twenty eighth just hours after bobby's abduction. It wasn't the most eloquent note, but it provided specific demands I the green leases were to drive down a certain intersection with a white rag tied to their car antenna. This would let the kidnappers know that the note had been received they were then to assemble the ransom and put an ad in the Kansas City star newspaper reading 'em. We'll meet you this week in Chicago signed Mr. g it would seem that kidnapper wished to be identified. Only as m most importantly, the green Lisa's were to supply four hundred thousand dollars in twenty dollar bills and two hundred thousand. Nd in ten dollar bills while this may seem arbitrary it was actually a fairly intelligent request this amount and denomination of bills would ensure that the ransom could be comfortably carried in one bag, but it was a huge ransom. The biggest in the history of kidnappings in the United States in today's currency. The amount would come to several million sitting there in their living room surrounded by the scrutinizing eyes of their peers the green Lisa's faced a difficult decision. They had the money. It was a lot. But they were very wealthy. But was it wise to negotiate with criminals? How did they know that promises would be kept? But for Robert Greenlees, it really wasn't a choice. He would do anything to get his son back in Virginia supported him. When Robert was younger in nineteen thirty three there had been a similar high profile. While kidnapping in Kansas City. Mary McElroy daughter of the city manager was taken from her home and successfully ransom and returned for thirty thousand dollars the green Lisa's hoped. This case would go similarly, and they hope that it would not go the way of the infamous Lindbergh baby kidnapping of nineteen thirty two wearing the ransom was paid. But the child died and so they began to follow the instructions beginning with the rag tied to their intent. About thirty six hours later on Wednesday, the thirtieth the green leases received their first call from 'em. It was a male voice deep and hard to understand. It asked only if they had received the note, and if they had secured the funds yet, Robert L Letterman, one of Robert Greene leases associates serving as a Representative for the family received the call. He assured the kidnapper that they were working to meet the ransom demands Letterman, like the green leases was ill equipped to handle a criminal of this caliber or perhaps of any caliber he was a businessman like Robert Greenlees, and the delegates psychology of hostage negotiation was not something with which he was familiar, but then again, the police and even the FBI of this era had far less experience with kidnappings and hostage negotiator..

kidnapping Bobby Greenlees Robert Greenlees Lisa Kansas City Robert United States Virginia Greenlees FBI Robert L Letterman Robert Greene Missouri Carl hall Mary McElroy Bonnie heady Chicago Roberts Cadillac General Motors Virginia
"bonnie heady" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

03:29 min | 1 year ago

"bonnie heady" Discussed on Hostage

"For whom we implore the aid of your tender mercy through Christ our Lord. Amen. The none finished her prayer, Bonnie said, nothing, she contemplated. The irony of praying for Virginia Greenlees, she was about to ruin the woman's life. Both Bondi in the none turn to see the sister who had originally answered the door had returned. And at her side, Bobby Bonnie had seen him at a distance before and in pictures, but never up close. He had such a wide smile. She never remembered being that happy as a little girl in school when the nun next to him told him his aunt was here to take him to see his mother. He didn't object. He simply walked forward, and he took Bonnie's hand. She almost recoiled at the touch the exited the building walking across the front drive and getting into the cab. She asked him about his dogs excitable. He ignored this. And instead answered that he now had a parrot who eight crackers in could talk. But never once did he question who she was the whole thing lasted only a few minutes. It was just past eleven. Back at the drugstore. Carl was still waiting in the station wagon his face practically lit up at the site of Bobby Bonnie felt a rush knowing she had pleased her man it was almost over. They drove silently on the road west into the Kansas countryside, eventually buildings gave way to trees and before long. They arrived at the end of a long road behind a farm Carl pulled the car over stopping the ignition. He looked at Bonnie the look almost crumpled Bonnie right then in their images of the boy playing in his yard being driven to school by his father him telling her about his bird just a few minutes earlier. They all flash through her head. She looked in the rear view and saw his little face as it gazed with curiosity out the window. She rushed from the car taking several steps towards a nearby pasture. She found a fence posts in gripped. It has if bracing herself for a wave or a gust of wind her ears pounded she had to pee. She needed a drink in her head. She continued to repeat that it would all be over soon. It would all be over soon. Of course, it had only just begun. Next week on hostage. We'll follow the ransom process between Carl hall, Bonnie heady in the green leaves family. The plot thickens is the criminal couple attempt to make their escape and the FBI gets involved Bonnie and Carl are forced to take responsibility for their actions. The green leases must cope with bobby's abduction and law enforcement cracks the biggest kidnapping case in United States history. Only two mysteriously lose half of the ransom money. You can.

Bobby Bonnie Bonnie heady Carl Carl hall Virginia Greenlees FBI Bondi Kansas United States kidnapping
"bonnie heady" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

02:38 min | 1 year ago

"bonnie heady" Discussed on Hostage

"Vatican Council of nineteen sixty two that forbade corporal punishment in Catholic schools. So not only did Bobby fear the nuns on religious grounds. He also knew they might just pose a physical threat if he misbehave. Saved. All of this helps to explain why Bobby went along with what came next. On the morning of September twenty eighth nineteen fifty three. Robert trove Bobby to school in his pale blue Cadillac, the six year old set quietly and respectfully as always his feet dangling off the leather cushion his hands clasped in his lap. The car came to a stop in front of the school Robert leaned over helping Bobby collectives bag in his coat a nun opened the door greeting them. Bobby hopped out slung his leather backpack over his shoulder. Goodbye, dad. He waved Roberts smiled and nodded the non closed the door and waved as well. She took the boy's hand. And let him inside Robert allowed himself a few moments to watch he was proud of his son. He was a little softer. Maybe then Robert had been growing up on the farm or his other son Paul had been as a little boy, but his heart and his enthusiasm for the world was infectious. Robert forced himself to drive on. He had a full day ahead as always the dealership didn't run itself. Bobby had a normal morning. He dutifully prayed and chapel paid attention in class. He was getting better at reading in between lessons. He showed off his Jerusalem metal to the other students. He liked telling them about how it was supposed to remind them about the holy land. But then late in the morning, something not so normal. Happened sister wrong arrived in class, interrupting she said bobby's onto come to see him. He didn't know we had an aunt, but he followed. It was an innocent mistake, but one that would cost Bobby and his family dearly. Up next. We'll examine just how Carl hall in Bonney Hetty plotted and executed the kidnapping now back to the story. In the early weeks of September nineteen fifty three Bonnie heady found her life engulfed in preparation for the kidnapping at practically every meal. Coral lectured, her about the plan, making her repeat her role in it out loud..

Robert trove Bobby Bobby collectives Vatican Council kidnapping Bonnie heady Bonney Hetty Carl hall Jerusalem Coral Paul six year
"bonnie heady" Discussed on Hostage

Hostage

05:19 min | 1 year ago

"bonnie heady" Discussed on Hostage

"How could an individual make the most money in the shortest amount of time and get away without being identified by the cops. In September nineteen fifty two while Carl hall lay daydreaming in his cell about the perfect crime. Bonnie Emily Hettie of Saint Joseph Missouri was finally divorcing her abusive husband. Her husband Vernon Ellis Hetty was alive stock salesman. They had lived well for twenty years participating in square dances and dog shows. But Vernon's dislike of children led him to force Bonnie into eleven abortions over the course of their marriage. These were illegal at the time and even more dangerous in potentially psychologically, damaging for Bonnie as the years progressed, friends and acquaintances of Bonnie's began to notice she was frequently intoxicated even showing up drunk to some of the affirmation dog shows. It would seem that she had begun to cope with life's hardships by turning to alcohol soon. She like hall. Couldn't make it an hour without a drink. It said she drank as much as a fifth of whiskey a day. Fairly quickly after the divorce in September nineteen fifty two friends of Bonnie heady began to notice strange music coming from her home men called at all hours, and it became clear that she had turned to sex work to support herself and well sex work in of itself is not indicative of any kind of illness or malfeasance most of Bonnie's prophets were going toward fueling her alcohol addiction, and this is perhaps the best indication of how serious her alcohol abuse had become not only was she dependent on the substance, but she now had to mold her life around the pursuit of it. She had long since crossed the threshold from drinking problem to full blown alcoholic the National Institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism known as an I a reports that there are five types of alcoholics both Bonnie. Carl fit into the rarest and most dangerous category chronic severe people in this subtype begin drinking at a young age, though, they may not become truly addicted until middle age. They have a high rate of divorce and in all likelihood use other drugs beyond alcohol. We know for certain Caro began drinking at Kemper military school Fonteyn Caro were both coming off of bad. Marriages in Carl at least was also known to have a drug habit. Another characteristic of this subtype is that the alcoholic also potentially suffers from depression, bipolar disorder or other personality disorders, and in some cases, they are more prone to acts of criminality. Well, we don't know for certain that either Bonnie heady or Carl hall suffered from mental illness. They were absolutely both drawn to a life of crime there in the ferris partnership began. Almost as soon as they met. Bonnie regularly picked up sex work clients at the pony express bar in the ruby del hotel in Saint Joseph one night in April nineteen fifty three Bonnie met a potential client who for a change was charming and kind almost immediately. She fell for him. He introduced himself as Carl hall of Kansas City, Missouri. He was recently paroled from jail having served time for insurance fraud. He claimed he thought she was beautiful, of course, whether he was actually attracted to Bonnie or not Carl had seen potential in Bonney potential from the nip Yele Shen, they moved into gather almost immediately after meeting in April nineteen fifty three and by June nineteen Fifty-three Carl began to speak about the green lease family. How wealthy they were their fleet of Cadillacs. How they had their names on various Catholic institutions throughout the city when Bonnie was halfway sober. She would try to steer the conversation towards something more normal who cared about some rich family. It wasn't until he began to drive them by the green Lisa state in Mission Hills that she started to worry, but she ignored her doubts car loved her and he put up with her addiction. They were to societal misfits living in a world skewed by constant intoxication. What Bonnie didn't know was that Carl had been planning to abduct one of the young Greenlees children for some time. He remembered Paul Greenlees from Kemper military school in when he read in prison that Paul's father Robert now had two young children from a second marriage Carl's perfect crime suddenly came into focus, and he would use the lonely and pliable Bonnie Hetty to help him pull it.

Bonnie Carl hall Bonnie heady Bonnie Emily Hettie Bonnie Hetty Vernon Ellis Hetty Kemper military school Fonteyn Saint Joseph Missouri Kansas City salesman Kemper military school Paul Greenlees Caro depression Missouri green Lisa Saint Joseph National Institute Mission Hills