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Bonnie Parker

A High School Honor Roll Student Turned Notorious Criminal


Bonnie Parker

Bonnie Parker standing in front of a 1932 Ford V-8 B-400 Convertible Sedan

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Dallas Observer noted about Bonnie, "although the authorities who gunned down the 23-year old in 1934 conceded that she was no bloodthirsty killer and that when taken into custody she tended to inspire the paternal aspects of the police who held her ... there was a mystifying devolution from the high school poet, speech class star, and mini-celebrity who performed Shirley Temple-like as a warm up act at the stump speeches of local politicians to the accomplice of rage-filled Clyde Barrow."

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