Robert E. Crowe

Prosecutor Robert Crowe was astounded that the defense tried to portray eighteen and nineteen year-old murders as children in need of sympathy:

"Treat them with kindness and consideration? Call them babes, call them children? Why, from the evidence in this case they are as much entitled to the sympathy and mercy of this court as a couple of rattle snakes, flushed with venom, coiled and ready to strike. They are entitled to as much mercy at the hands of your honor as two mad dogs are entitled to, from the evidence in this case."

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-38189